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Opus 279, “Homage to Renoir”

There was a special relationship between Berthe Morisot and her daughter, Julie, which led to Manet (and later Renoir) caring for her after Morisot died. Here we see Julie aiding her cousin Paulette by pinning flowers to her hat. The composition became well known in different media, including color lithographs and delicate pastels. Cano admired it, adjusting the colors and shaped acrylic flowers in his homage. This phase of his work has shown how selective he can be, identifying the variables most suitable for him to reorder while maintaining the spirit of a bond between the dreamy children, an admired Impressionist painter—and himself.

DIMENSIONS – 24 x 20"

SERIES – Homage

MEDIUM – Acrylic on Belgian Linen