Renoir Landscapes, 1865-1883
08 Jun 2007 - 09 Sep 2007
The National Gallery of Canada presents Renoir Landscapes, 1865-1883, from 8 June to 9 September 2007. This is the first major exhibition of the artist's landscape paintings and the National Gallery is its only Canadian stop. The exhibition is presented by Sun Life Financial and jointly organized by the National Gallery of Canada, the National Gallery, London, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. "It is a pleasure and an honour to present to Canadian art lovers this summer an exhibition by one of France’s greatest painters,” said Pierre Théberge, Director of the National Gallery of Canada. “Renoir's landscapes allow us to rediscover an artist whose work evokes an irresistibly appealing approach to life." The exhibition features 56 paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, on loan from art museums and private collections around the world. Through the landscapes, we are able to follow the evolution of Renoir's style, from his early landscapes to fully developed impressionism, and discover how he integrated new elements and expanded his colour palette following travels in Algeria and Italy.