Nude (Renoir, Belgrade, 1910)

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Nude
Renoir's Nude.jpg
Artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Year 1910
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 129.5 cm × 172.7 cm (51 in × 68 in)
Location National Museum of Serbia, Belgrade

Nude (1910, French: Nu, Serbian: Купачица / Kupačica) is a painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. It is oil on canvas, and was painted in 1910. In 1996 the estimated worth was about 6 million US Dollars. The painting is currently housed in the National Museum of Serbia in Belgrade.[1] The painting was given to the Serbian people by Prince Paul of Yugoslavia.

History[edit]

The painting was purchased in Paris in 1935 by Milan Kašanin, contemporary director of the National Museum. It was payed for by joint contributions from the Museum, the Ministry of Culture and private donations.[2] It was stolen in 1996 by an amateur Roma thief.[3] During the theft it was badly damaged and was recovered in poor condition, requiring a year of restoration. After the Renoir was stolen, the entire foreign art collection was moved to the museum warehouse to protect the collection until a better security system could be installed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olga's Gallery". Abcgallery.com. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  2. ^ "Otvaranje Narodnog muzeja na "Blic" ZANOSNA RENOAROVA KUPAČICA". Blic. Blic. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Zagonetka Renoarove slike (Serbian)
  4. ^ Zatvorena izložba "Impresivno" u Narodnom muzeju u Beogradu (Serbian)