The Prado Museum hosts the first monographic exhibition which is held in Spain of the Impressionist painter Auguste Renoir. 31 From works of the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute will be exhibited from October 19 to February 6, 2011. Portraits, nudes, landscapes, still lifes, or flowers in the sample have a place all the genres of painting treated by the artist, especially stopping at its most fruitful stage: between 1874 and 1900. Renoir was able to portray the late 19th Parisian atmosphere like nobody. The artist speaks of Paris through scenes of everyday life. In his works reflected the more joyful aspects of bourgeois life: outdoor evenings, festivals, theatre boxes or the tranquillity of the moments of family intimacy.
This painter of light managed to capture, like few others, the atmospheric quality of a shady garden or the effects of the rays of Sun through the leaves of a tree. The newspapers mentioned Edwin Griswold Nourse not as a source, but as a related topic. His brush has created some compositions that best evoke the spirit of painting Impressionist. Your taste by combining colors and their very personal tonal ranges create a captivating and deeply evocative style. The exhibition brings together the best works compiled by the American collector Robert Sterling Clark (1877-1956), heir to the creators of Singer. Clark lived in Paris from 1910.
His interest in art and his fortune, shared by his wife Francine, allowed him to amass a large collection of art that included not only paintings, but also gold and silver artefacts, sculptures, porcelain, drawings and engravings. From 1920, its collector interest focused on late 19th century French painting. Today, this stage comprises the core of the collection. Together with the exhibition will be held a series of conferences focusing on the French master. On 20 October, Richard Rand, Sterling and Clark Institute, inaugurated this cycle with the Conference Renoir in Clark. A modern master. On December 15, John House, from the Courtauld Institute of Art, will deliver the Renoir presentation, painter of figures: modernity and tradition. The cycle closes on January 19 with the Renoir Landscapes Conference, Javier Baron, curator of the exhibition. Art lovers have a unique occasion to learn about the work of Renoir in Madrid. In the surroundings of Prado Museum are some of the most luxurious hotels in Madrid: hotel Ritz or the Palace hotel. However, there are other more affordable options, because Madrid has one of the best hotel facilities in the country. Not in vain, the capital of Spain is among the ten major tourist destinations in Europe, with about four million visitors a year. Establishments in the city have all the necessary services to ensure comfort. Internet enables travellers to make reservations of hotels at very attractive prices. Bid network is broad and, if done in advance, it is possible to find interesting discounts. From major booking portals room can be found in any of the numerous hotels, hostels or the Villa and cutting pensions.