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IMAGE OF COLOR: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

14th January (Sat.) - 16th April (Sun.), 2016
Closed on Monday (except for 20th March), 21st March.

Admission Fee:
Adults: 1500 yen, College students: 1300 yen
Elementary / Junior high school / high school students: 750 yen
held in Gallery 3, 4

Exhibition Outline

It is said that behind Renoir’s art, which is full of joy and happiness, is a belief that only delightful subjects give way to delightful art.

While we now feel unconditional joy in Renoir’s brilliant form of expression, his work was not readily accepted by the art community in France at the time and was subject to harsh criticism. The gentle aesthetic that Renoir is currently known for was, in fact, a revolution in art.

This exhibition will feature pieces regarded as bursting with Renoir’s talent and art revolution, starting with The Dancer (National Gallery of Art in Washington) from the first Impressionist exhibition. From his early works during the period of the first Impressionist exhibition to his later nudes of women cheerfully playing around, this exhibition will feature his artwork from around the world and introduce Renoir’s charm to the fullest extent.

Images of Works

Pierre-August Renoir,The Dancer, 1874,
National Gallery of Art, Washington Widener Collection.

Pierre-August Renoir, The Dancer

Pierre-August Renoir, La barque, ca.1878,
Museum Langmatt, Langmatt Foundation,
Sidney and Jenny Brown, Baden, Switzerland. 

Renoir, La barque

Pierre-August Renoir, Portrait de Paul Meunier, Murer fils, ca. 1877,
Museum Langmatt, Langmatt Foundation,
Sidney and Jenny Brown, Baden, Switzerland.

Renoir, Portrait de Paul Meunier

Pierre-August Renoir, La petite Loge,
ca. 1873-74, Museum Langmatt, Langmatt Foundation, Sidney and Jenny Brown, Baden, Switzerland.

renoir, La petite Loge

Pierre-August Renoir, Madame Victor Chocquet, 1875, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart,
Inv. Nr. 2564. Foto © bpk/Staatsgalerie Stuttgart/distributed by AMF

Renoir, Madame Victor Chocquet

Pierre-August Renoir, Zwei Badende, 1918-19, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart,
Inv. Nr. 2566. Foto © bpk/Staatsgalerie Stuttgart/distributed by AMF

Renoir, Zwei Badende

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, A Young Girl with Daisies, 1889, The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ittleson Jr. Purchase Fund, 1959, Image copyright ©The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image source: Art Resource, NY

Auguste Renoir, A Young Girl with Daisies, 1889

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Young Girl in a Pink-and-Black Hat, ca.1891, Gift of Kathryn B. Miller, 1964(64.150), Image copyright ©The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image source: Art Resource, NY

Auguste Renoir, Young Girl in a Pink-and-Black Hat, ca.1891

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