CLARK ART INSTITUTE
Renoir: The Body, The Senses
June 8 - September 22, 2019
The Nahmad Collection is pleased to contribute to the itinerary exhibition, Renoir: The Body, The Senses, taking place at the Clark Art Institute from June 8 - September 22, 2019 and at the Kimbell Art Museum from October 27, 2019 to January 26, 2020.
Over the course of his long career, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919) 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 twentieth 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 the 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.