Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Fri May 10, 2013

‘Renoir’ A Portrait Of An Artist In Decline

Michel Bouqet at work as "Renoir"
Courtesy Samuel Goldwyn Films

To look at the collected paintings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir is to see all possible colors and textures made more rich and tactile by the light. Gilles Bourdos’ evocative Renoir is less a comprehensive biography than a portrait of the man in his golden years (played with astonishing physical accuracy by Michel Bouquet) when his output is hardly dented at all by his physical impairments.

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