La Promenade, 1870, Pierre-August Renoir
Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting
February 7, 2012, through May 13, 2012 at The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection will present an exhibition of nine iconic Impressionist paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, offering the first comprehensive study of the artist’s engagement with the full-length format, which was associated with the official Paris Salon in the decade that saw the emergence of a fully fledged Impressionist aesthetic. The project was inspired by La Promenade of 1875–76, the most significant Impressionist work in the Frick’s permanent collection.
Related: Renoir at the Frick (WSJ)