"Renoir: The Body, The Senses" At The Clark Through 9/22 | WAMC

"Renoir: The Body, The Senses" At The Clark Through 9/22

Aug 21, 2019

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
Credit Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Over the course of his long career, French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir continually turned to the human figure for artistic inspiration. Renoir was born in 1841 and died a century ago in 1919. To observe the centenary of his death, the Clark Art Institute and the Kimbell Art Museum present the new exhibition, “Renoir: The Body, The Senses.” Include paintings, drawings, pastels, and sculptures by Renoir as well as works by his predecessors, contemporaries, and followers, the exhibition is on display at The Clark in Williamstown, Massachusetts through September 22.

“Renoir: The Body, The Senses” features works from The Clark’s collection and loans from all around the world. It was co-organized by Esther Bell, the Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Chief Curator at the Clark, and George T. M. Shackelford, Deputy Director at the Kimbell.

Esther Bell lead us through the exhibition.