Member Gallery Talk: Renoir: The Body, The Senses

Member Gallery Talk: Renoir: The Body, The Senses


August 19, 2019

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Clark Center

Join Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Chief Curator Esther Bell for a lecture highlighting the exhibition Renoir: The Body, The Senses. Renoir repeatedly returned to the subject of the body—particularly the nude body—even during the height of his Impressionist phase. As Émile Zola wrote in 1876: “Renoir is a painter who specializes in the human figure. One could call him a Rubens illuminated by Velázquez’s brilliant sunlight.” Bell considers Renoir's critical reception then and now. 

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Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919), Boy with a Cat, 1868. Oil on canvas, 48 5/8 x 26 in. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, RF 1992 409. Photo: Patrice Schmidt © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY