OIL PAINTING: Terrace in Cagnes, 1905
When Renoir grew older, his style changed again. It become softer and the outlines more sketchy. Renoir used very strong colors - often reds and oranges - and thick brush strokes. His favorite subjects were young, buxom, nude girls. Stricken with severe arthritis, he was hardly able to hold the brush any more. So Renoir had the brush tied to his wrists. The change in style that lasted from about 1903 to the end of his life, was certainly imposed by his disease.