Renoir's influential late period work at LACMA

  • February 14, 2010 16:52

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Gabrielle with a Rose, 1911 - Oil on canvas - 21 5/8 x 18 1/2 in. (55 x 47 cm) - Musee d'Orsay, Paris - Photo (C) 2009 Musee d'Orsay, Paris, by Herve Lewandowski

With subjects like his estate in the south of France and portraits of the family nanny---with and without her clothes on---the late work of Auguste Renoir offers an intimate look at the great Impressionist's surroundings and companions. A traveling exhibition, now at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, reveals why "you have to look at these as if they were by a new painter named Renoir, not the Renoir you think you know."

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