The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, April 22, 2018

National Palace Museum in Taipei opens "Renoir and Painters of the Twentieth Century"
A journalist takes a picture of 'Girl in a Lace Hat' painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a French impressionism master between 1841-1919, during a press conference at the National Palace Museum in Taipei on May 24, 2013. A total of 65 paintings and statues named 'Renoir and Painters of the Twentieth Century' are on display from May 25 to September 8. AFP PHOTO / Sam Yeh.

TAIPEI.- The National Palace Museum and the Gold Media Group will co-host the Renoir and Painters of the Twentieth Century Special Exhibition beginning May 25, 2013 to Sep. 8, 2013 on the first floor of the NPM Library Building. The exhibition will introduce Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), a French impressionist whose beautiful world of paintings revolved around his daily family life. The exhibition will reveal the works of artists who had been deeply influenced by Renoir, including Pablo Picasso, Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, and Raoul Dufy.

This is the inaugural large-scale art exhibition on the theme of Pierre-Auguste Renoir in Taiwan, with art exhibition items primarily coming from the POLA Museum of Art in Japan and the treasured masterpieces from ten other art museums in Japan, the U.S., and France. Renoir's works not only earn the grace of art aficionados from all across the globe, they are also desired by art collectors who engage in bidding wars in international art auditions. This exhibition is divided into six themes comprising "ladies in the hat," "flowers," "women," "gardens and music," "representations of the body," and "Southern France and the Mediterranean" to explore how the artistic world created by Renoir endured the test of time, and the method by which it was passed down to the future generations. In addition, visitors will be able to see nine of Picassos’ paintings and six of Matisse artworks.

Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France, the sixth child of a tailor family. At age 13, he entered a porcelain factory and worked as an apprentice to paint designs on fine china. He also asked by overseas missionaries to paint interior design items and decorations on fans. During the early years, he often visited the Louvre Museum to study under the French master painters.

In 1862, Renoir, 21, left his home town and began studying art in Paris. Coming from a poor childhood, Renoir and his artist friends chose outdoor sceneries over studios to do their drawings. In regards to their drawing, their effort was not invested in reproducing the natural landscape, but rather, to capture the natural lights and the secrets of colors. The young artists and their artistic revolution, following the critics' critical reviews, calling Claude Monet’s "Impression, Sunrise" "the Exhibition of the Impressionists," inadvertently triggered a rise in the new art movement, the "impressionism." In 1874, Renoir, 33, participated in the first impressionist exhibition, and produced a number of large-sized paintings about the life in the streets of Paris and its natural landscape. One of his masterpieces, "Le Bal au Moulin de la Galette," collected in the Musee d’Orsay in France, was made during this period (1876). In 1892, the French government, for the first time, collected Renoir’s (then 51 years of age) art pieces. When his paintings were introduced in the New York exhibitions for the first time in the late 1980s, they also received positive reception, earning the attention of American collectors. Following his fame was the torture caused by rheumatoid arthritis. In the last twenty years of Renoir’s life, he was battered by illness, with surgeries performed on his hands, feet, and knees. His body deteriorated from being able to walk with a cane to being in a wheelchair and eventually being completely paralyzed. His good friend attempted to hire a rehabilitation expert to help restore some of his walking ability. Renoir attempted treatment for a period of over one month before he finally gave up. He said "my strength is leaving me, and I am no longer able to paint. If I had to choose between walking and painting, I would much rather paint." Despite being tormented by deformed body joints, Renoir still possessed a great sense of humour, optimism, and passion to make art. He believed that "without joy, I cannot be a painter." Renoir died from pneumonia at the age of 78 on Dec. 3, 1919. Even until his last breathing moment, he was busy producing art. What he had left behind him was over 700 paintings in his studio; over his life time, he had produced over 4,000 pieces of art.

POLA is the fourth largest cosmetic group in Japan. Suzuki Tsuneshi, POLA's second generation owner, had spent over 40 years collecting 9,500 pieces of artworks, of which contained 400 Western paintings on the subject of impressionism, the most in any Japanese museum. The POLA Museum, established by Suzuki in 2002, is located in a national park in Sengokuhara, Hakone. This exhibition marks the first time for the POLA Museum to lend a large volume of its treasured paintings overseas. In addition to the 53 art collections from the POLA Museum, this exhibition also features a number of Renoir's representative works borrowed from the major museums of Japan, Europe, and the U.S. They comprised the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, the MOA Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraka, the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, the Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the National Gallery of Art (in Washington), the Centre national d'art et de culture Georges-Pompidou (in France), and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Limoges (in France).

Today's News

May 25, 2013

National Palace Museum in Taipei opens "Renoir and Painters of the Twentieth Century"

Dallas Museum of Art presents masterpieces of Greek and Roman art from the British Museum

Elizabeth Taylor's first wedding dress to be offered at Christie's London in June

Kayne Griffin Corcoran debuts new Los Angeles gallery with elements conceived by James Turrell

Christie's to offer one of the most significant works by surrealist artist Leonora Carrington

Ellsworth Kelly's prints of geometric shapes, flowers and plants featured in exhibition at Detroit Institute of Arts

Sotheby's Paris announces details of its Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings Sale

Sotheby's to offer African & Oceanic Art from the Françoise et Jean Corlay Collection

Series of previously unseen vintage prints by Giorgio Casali on view at the Estorick Collection

Director of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden resigns

Master Drawings: Ashmolean displays treasures of western art to celebrate anniversary

Celebrated Chinese artist Zhang Huan is subject of Meijer Gardens summer exhibition

First major Canadian museum exhibition devoted to Montréal artist Michel de Broin opens

Bal Harbour's second "Unscripted" public art commission debuts

Frieze Masters 2013: Participating galleries announced

Exhibition at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein rediscovers the work by André Thomkins

First in-depth retrospective of Tony Feher's career opens at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Newly discovered Samuel Knibb clock that survived Great Fire of London shows its face at Bonhams

Tiancheng International will present two pieces of jewellery of Angelina Jolie

Derby Day: Picture which needed police protection when first unveiled for sale at Bonhams

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- John Surtees' one-owner 1957 BMW 507 to be offered for the first time at Bonhams Festival of Speed sale

2.- Antiques looted in Libya by IS sold in Spain, two experts arrested

3.- The world's oldest bridge to be preserved by the British Museum's Iraq Scheme

4.- Exquisite jewels dazzle in historic Cartier exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia

5.- Now showing in US cinemas: "Hitler VS Picasso and The Others" directed by Claudio Poli

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art returns stolen idols to Nepal

7.- Glasgow starts a year of celebration as Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition opens

8.- Very rare Qing Dynasty bowl sells for $30.4 million

9.- Gardner Museum publishes "Stolen" book about 13 works in 1990 theft

10.- Royal Ontario Museum announces appointment of Curator, Islamic Art & Culture

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful