London: Jackie, Renoir, and the National Gallery
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.