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Renoir, Pierre-Auguste - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Intimate Renoir, the first retrospective in Spain to focus on the Impressionist painter 

will challenge the traditional concept that reduces Impressionism to the "purely visual". Rather, it will emphasise the central role played by tactile sensations in Renoir's paintings, which are present in all the different phases of his career and are expressed through a wide range of genres including group scenes, portraits, nudes, still lifes and landscapes.
Curated by Guillermo Solana, Artistic Director of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, the exhibition (18.10.2916 - 22.01.2017) will present a survey of more than 75 works by the artist loaned from museums and collections worldwide and will show how the artist made use of the tactile qualities of volume, paint and textures as a vehicle to evoke intimacy in its various forms (friendship, the family or erotic ties) and how that imagery connects the work to the viewer through the sensuality of the brushstroke and the pictorial surface (Text: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza)