March 18, 2008

Renoir & Renoir Exhibition

Big Sister and I went to this exhibition. It was in the Bunkamura Museum down the street from Shibuya station.* There were selected paintings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Jean Renoir, his son, directed movies. Some clips of his movies were projected on the wall beside his father's paintings. There was one clip of Pierre-Auguste Renoir as he painted. He was sitting in his wheelchair. His hands were very crippled with rheumatoid arthritis. It was amazing! He was in great pain. He could hardly hold the paintbrush, but he painted masterpieces.

*The famous statue of Hachiko is outside Shibuya station.

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