Renoir: The Body, The Senses

27 october 2019 - 26 January 2020
 
Kimbell Art Museum | Fort Worth, TX, USA
 
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Blonde Bather (1881)
The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1926

Coinciding with the centenary of the artist's death, Renoir: The Body, The Senses focuses on Renoir's lifelong treatment of the nude, his overarching preoccupation and the subject that would put him alongside the greatest masters of the past. The exhibition redefines Renoir as a brilliant, radical and influential artist of the modern age, reconsidering him as a constantly evolving artist who participated in key movements, including Realism, Impressionism and Modernism.

Featuring a remarkable ensemble of approximately 60 paintings, drawings, pastels and sculptures by Renoir as well as works by his predecessors, contemporaries and followers, the exhibition's will include exceptional loans from the Musée d'Orsay (Paris), the National Gallery (London), the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Art Institute (Chicago), the MFA (Boston), and the Dallas Museum of Art, as well as from the Clark Institute's renowned collection of the artist's work.

"A Glorious Celebration of the Nude."- The Wall Street Journal, 2019