Renoir, The Body, The Senses
Over the course of his long career, Pierre-Auguste Renoir continually turned to the human figure for artistic inspiration. The body was the defining subject of Renoir’s artistic practice from his early days as a student copying the old masters in the Louvre to the early 20th-century, when his revolutionary style of painting inspired the masters of modernism. The exhibition is the first major exploration of Renoir’s unceasing interest in the human form; it also confirms him as a constantly evolving artist whose style moved from Realism into luminous Impressionism, culminating in the modern classicism of his last decade.
Esther Bell, Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Chief Curator of the Clark Art Institute
George T. M. Shackelford, deputy director of the Kimbell Art Museum
The exhibition is organized by the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas.