Auguste Renoir was born 169 years ago today in Limoges, France. We’re so lucky to have his etching “A Dance in the Country,” which just went on view in “From Whistler to Warhol: Modernism on Paper.”
Renoir, along with fellow Impressionists Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas, pushed the limits of etching. Known for their desire to capture the temporality of appearances and the fleeting effects of light, the Impressionists were drawn to the unpredictability of etching and the inevitable uniqueness of each image pulled. (From the exhibition brochure by Curator Theresa Papanikolas.)
You can see this sweet moment in time through July 3.