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La Promenade: Looking Under the Surface of a Renoir Masterpiece

Complete video at http://fora.tv/2012/02/08/Renoirs_Wall_Power_Colin_B_Bailey Dr. Colin B. Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection, discusses the surprising facts that were discovered when Renoir's "La Promenade" was examined using infrared reflectography. He explains that while impressionists were praised as "partisans of unadorned reality," looking under the surface of the painting unearthed some revealing alterations. ---- Between 1874 and 1885 Renoir—unlike other Impressionists—produced large-scale works in both full-length and horizontal formats in which he explored the grandeur of Parisian life, leisure, and fashion. This lecture places these ambitious and iconic works in context and discusses some of the discoveries and insights gleaned during the preparation of the exhibition Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting. Colin B. Bailey is Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection. He previously served as Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and has held a variety of posts at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu. He holds a doctorate in art history from the University of Oxford. - The Frick Collection
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