Thursday, February 9, 2012

“Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting”

 Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting

Renoir New at the Frick Gallery. From the New York Times
February 7 through May 13, 2012

Impressionism, like fashion, is dedicated to the fleeting sensation: this moment’s light, this season’s dress. Yet the works in the Frick Collection’s fashion-conscious “Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting” don’t at first register as Impressionist. With their traditional portrait format and imposing scale, they seem at odds with the modest plein-air paintings that define the movement.

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