Renoir. The dawn of a new classicism: the exhibition is in Rovigo until 25 June

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) is most famous for having been one of the greatest exponents of Impressionism but this stage of his career was actually quite short.

Indeed the artist he never stopped questioning his art. After a trip to Italy, a creative revolution took place in him which led him to turn his gaze to the past to paint in a powerful neo-Renaissance style, developing a “modern classicism” that made it the forerunner of the “call to order” that would characterize art between the wars.

The exhibition Renoir. The dawn of a new classicismthe result of a complex research work, focuses on this second phase of his career, comparing his works with those of Italian artists such as Marino Marini, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio de Chirico, Filippo de Pisis and many others. 47 sumptuous works on displayincluding the famous Baigneuse s’arrangeant les cheveuxand works by the artists who influenced him, Rubens, Tiepolo, Ingres.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Nu au fauteuil, 1900

The exhibition also offers A trip to the countrysidethe film where the director Jean Renoir, son of the painter, recreates the atmospheres of his paintings in homage to his father.
INFO: Rovigo, Palazzo Roverella, until 25 June.