Renoir: Father and Son / Painting and Cinema

The exhibition aims to retrace chapters of Jean Renoir’s productions through the course of a rich and fascinating dialogue between father and son. If Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s artistic practice and creative universe influenced Jean’s art, his films newly illuminate his father’s paintings. Through various themes, the exhibition examines his ascent to prominent international filmmaker and brings together paintings, drawings, films, costumes, and photos—as well as the ceramics he created before turning his talent to the silver screen. It provides a poignant setting for exploring the complex and fruitful relationship between father and son… between painting and cinema.

This major exhibition is organized by the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Paris, and the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, in collaboration with La Cinémathèque Française, Paris.

Sylvie Patry, Director of Conservation and Collections, Musée d’Orsay
Matthieu Orléan, Artistic Consultant for La Cinémathèque française

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