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.