Pierre-Auguste Renoir is one of the leading French artists when it comes to portraits and female figures. He captured subjects and social scenes with great skill and sympathy. Among his subjects was his son, Jean Renoir.
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The art collection of the Marquis Campana is one of the more high profile private collections of the 19th century. At the time, he aimed to bring together the best of Italian culture. However, a conviction for embezzlement in 1857 saw the collection seized and broken up. A significant amount fell into the ownership of Tsar Alexander II, the rest with Napoleon III.
The aim here is to take visitors on a journey through the different eras and approaches in Miro’s work. This should provide a greater understanding of the scope of his work and achievement, where many patrons may have only seen the odd abstract canvas here and there.
The 20th century was an important time in Japanese art due to the shifting attitudes to Japanese culture and history within Art. There was a greater desire to look to the present and the beauty of the image for a western market, rather than the significance of the past. Many even left Japan to study and develop in the US and Europe.
The London group of the mid-20th century is one of great influence in British and European art. There are some names here that jump out as modern masters and household names – such as Hockney, Bacon and Freud. One that is less well-known is Paula Rego.