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Renoir: Revered and Reviled


Renoir: Revered and Reviled

An exploration of Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste-Renoir’s sudden change in direction, anchored by the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation.


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Admired by peers Matisse, Monet and Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is also one of the most fiercely debated artists. Instrumental in creating the Impressionist movement with his iconic painting of Parisians, Renoir’s change in direction yielded extraordinary results—and criticism. Anchored by the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, this singular film places Renoir as a critical link between the old and the new. 90m
Presented in conjunction with the Hood Museum of Art. Introduction by Juliette Bianco, Deputy Director.

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