Renoir: The Body, The Senses

Exhibition Website

Oct 27 2019 - Jan 26 2020

Kimbell Art Museum

Fort Worth, TX

Over the course of his long career, Pierre-Auguste Renoir continually turned to the human figure for artistic inspiration. The body—particularly the nude—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. 

In recognition of the centenary of Renoir’s death, the Clark Art Institute and Kimbell Art Museum present Renoir: The Body, The Senses. This daring exhibition is the first major exploration of Renoir’s unceasing interest in the human form, and it reconsiders Renoir as a constantly evolving artist whose style moved from Realism into luminous Impressionism, culminating in the modern classicism of his last decades.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.          

  • Painting
  • European
  • 19th Century
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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