- 264 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
- Additional Authors
- Bell, EstherShackelford, George T. M.,
- Corporate Author
- Kimbell Art Museum,Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute,
- "Published by the Clark Art Institute on the occasion of the exhibition Renoir: The Body, The Senses, presented at the Clark Art Institute from June 8 to September 22, 2019 and at teh Kimbell Art Museum from October 27, 2019 to January 26, 2020"--Colophon.Best known as part of the influential vanguard of Impressionist artists that experimented with new painting techniques in the late 19th century, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was deeply inspired by classical traditions and returned again and again to the canonical subject of the nude. Tracing the entire arc of Renoir's career, this volume examines the different approaches the artist employed in his various depictions of the subject-from his works that respond to Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cezanne, to his late, and still controversial, depictions of bathers that inspired the next generation of artists. Eminent scholars not only look at the different ways that Renoir used the nude as a means of personal expression but also analyze Renoir's art in terms of a modern feminist critique of the male gaze. Offering the first-ever comprehensive investigation of Renoir's nudes, this beautifully illustrated study includes approximately 50 works, including paintings, pastels, drawings, and sculptures. The book also features an interview with the contemporary figurative painter Lisa Yuskavage that considers Renoir's continuing influence and the historical significance of the female nude in art.Includes bibliographical references and index.Renoir and the nude / Colin B. Bailey, Director, Morgan Library & Museum -- Renoir, Degas, Cezanne : Bathers / George T.M. Shackelford, Deputy Director, Kimbell Art Museum -- The late nudes / Sylvie Patry, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Collections, Musee d'Orsay.