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London: Jackie, Renoir, and the National Gallery

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One of our favorite art writers, Jackie Wullschlager, delivers the goods in her column in today’s Financial Times. Today’s subject: “Renoir Landscapes,” an exhibit currently showing at London’s National Gallery.

The highly recognized master Impressionist painter is a household name, of course, and his paintings are widely reproduced. The exhibition of 70-odd works on display at the National Gallery consists of lesser-known, privately-owned landscapes that display settings and color palettes at odds with the best-known of Renoir’s works.

Reflecting on the collection, Wullschlager writes: “To speak of an unknown Renoir is to risk paradox, but this show delivers precisely that.”

It’s phrasings like this one that make us swoon, Jackie.

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Laura's intro to international travel began with a study abroad program in 2003, living in a 12th-century medieval castle in Well, the Netherlands. Every weekend, Laura traveled extensively around Europe, staying in dark, windowless, 12-bedded dorms... Ah, sweet memories! After completing her BFA degree in writing, literature and publishing from Emerson College, Laura moved to New York City and joined the crew of EuroCheapo. Although her travel these days is mostly limited to taking the Chinatown bus between Philadelphia, New York and Boston, she dreams of returning to Europe soon.

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