Renoir: Father and Son : Painting and Cinema - the exhibition catalogue from Musée D&

Renoir: Father and Son : Painting and Cinema

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'A rare exploration of the parallels and, at times, paradoxical dialogue between Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste and his son. The first major tome dedicated to the prolific duo, Renoir not only puzzles out how Pierre-Auguste's pictorial world informed his son's future career as "very possibly the greatest of all directors," but revisits Jean's filmography in a bid to shed new light on his father's oeuvre. A truly riveting read' - France Today 

A beautiful book exploring how Pierre-Auguste Renoir's artistic practice influenced his son, Jean's films

The Impressionist paintings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir are characterized by portraits and lively episodes from daily life. These joyful scenes influenced the life and work of his son, filmmaker Jean Renoir, who Orson Welles described as “the greatest of all directors.”

This catalogue—and the travelling exhibition it accompanies—demonstrates how Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s artistic practice and creative universe influenced Jean’s art, and how Jean’s films shed new light on his father’s paintings. Focusing on leitmotifs in both artists’ works, this volume commingles paintings, drawings, films, costumes, photographs, and ceramics. Contributions from the Barnes Foundation, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Cinémathèque Française provide in-depth insight.

Details
  • Author: Sylvie Patry, Chief Curator, Musée d'Orsay
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Date published: October 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-2080203809
  • Product Dimensions: 30.8 x 25  cm

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