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Renoir: The Body, The Senses

Now – January 26, 2020

NBC 5 and the Kimbell Art Museum invite you to experience the special exhibition of Renoir: The Body, The Senses, now through January 26, 2020 at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

Renoir: The Body, The Senses is the first major exhibition ever to focus on the artist's lifelong treatment of the nude. The exhibition, debuting on the centenary of the artist's death, provides new perspectives about Renoir's stylistic trajectory through the lens of the singular subject. Over the course of his career, Renoir rendered bustling cityscapes, captured portraits and impressions of fashionable society, and recorded fleeting atmospheric effects upon landscape, but his overarching preoccupation was the nude----the subject that he felt would put him alongside the great artists of the past. Renoir's unique approach to figure painting was a vital influence on the art of his time, and his many paintings, pastels, drawings and sculptures were championed by generations that followed.

Featuring approximately 60 paintings, drawings, pastels and sculptures by Renoir as well as works by his predecessors, contemporaries and followers, the exhibition's roster is exceptional. Highlights include five paintings from the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris: Boy with a Cat, 1868; Study: Torso, Effect of Sun, c. 1876; the full-length Reclining Nude and Large Nude on Cushions, 1906 and 1907; and The Bathers, 1918--19. These join paintings and sculpture from such institutions as the National Gallery, London, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Dallas Museum of Art, as well as from the Clark's renowned collection of the artist's work, to survey the breadth of Renoir's career. This exhibition redefines Renoir as a brilliant, radical and influential artist of the modern age, reconsidering him as a constantly evolving artist who participated in myriad movements, including Realism, Impressionism and Modernism.

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Renoir: The Body, The Senses
Now – January 26, 2020
Kimbell Art Museum
Renzo Piano Pavilion
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107 
www.kimbellart.org

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