Discover “Renoir, father & son” at Musée d’Orsay
Is it absolutely necessary to kill the father? We will refrain here from calling for the murder of the elders – everyone will be better off. To put an end to any parricidal urge, one can visit the Renoir exhibition named Father and Son, Painting and Cinema, this winter, at the Musée d’Orsay. The exhibition explores a blessed relationship where ties of blood did not ever turn bloody. Let us recall immediately that Jean Renoir adored his father and that he worked for nearly twenty years on Pierre-Auguste Renoir, my Father, the splendid biography which he dedicated to him (and which is still available at Folio). Through paintings, film clips, photos, costumes, posters, drawings and other miscellaneous documents, one can rediscover the sometimes hidden influence that the artist had on his director son. The exhibition is supposed to be on till the end of January. Will it be extended until Father’s Day?
From 6th November 2018 to 27th January 2019
1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur
© Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
La Balançoire, 1876
Huile sur toile, 92 x 73 cm
Paris, musée d’Orsay
Photo © Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt
©Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Gabrielle et Jean, 1895-1896
Huile sur toile, 65 x 54 cm
Signé en bas à gauche en marron : Renoir.
Paris, musée de l’Orangerie
Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée de l’Orangerie) / Hervé Lewandowski