JEAN PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (1841-1919)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir is so heavily associated with Impressionist painting that his last creative period has frequently been ignored. This publication devotes itself to precisely these last three creative and innovative decades, in which Renoir abandoned Impressionism.
He dedicated himself during this period to cheerful subjects such as bathers, domestic idylls, and landscapes that were influenced by both classical mythology and his move to the south ofFrance. His fluid brushstrokes and masterful use of color were much admired by the up-and-coming modernist avant-garde.
More than three hundred color illustrations graphically demonstrate the influence Renoir had on younger artists such as Bonnard, Matisse, and Picasso, as well as the ways they examined his work.
Edited by Philadelphia Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, texts by Roger Benjamin, Guy Cogeval, Claudia Einecke, Isabelle Gaëtan, John House, Emmanuelle Héran, Virginie Journiac, Martha Lucy, Laurence Madeline, J. Patrice Marandel, Monique Nonne, Sylvie Patry, Jennifer A. Thompson, graphic design by Pierre-Louis Hardy
Exhibition schedule: Musée d’Orsay, Paris, September 23, 2009–January 4, 2010 | Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 14–May 9, 2010 | Philadelphia Museum of Art, June 17–September 6, 2010