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.
As Jean developed as an artist and film-maker in his own right, he took lessons from his father and the art scene of the era. His personal, critical take on his father’s work led to an interesting viewpoint on the paintings and an evolution of thought within the family.
A forthcoming exhibition at the Musee D’Orsay – called Renoir Father and Son: Painting and Cinema – aims to explore this relationship further. Here the curators have compiled a range of material from both artists.
There are film extracts and paintings, but also photographs and documents. These pieces combine to reveal more about the shared themes of the artists, their differences and their relationship.
The show begins on November 6th and runs until January 27th.