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Renoir + Renoir in Tokyo

An exhibit titled “Renoir + Renoir” will be on display at the Bunkamura Museum of Art until May 6th. The exhibit focuses on two great masters — painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and his son Jean Renoir (1894-1979).

Both men had a love of nature and depicted joyful scenes in their work. On display are 50 paintings by the elder Renoir, including “The Swing” (1876) and “The Country Dance” (1883), and still photographs from 15 films directed by the younger Renoir, including “A Day in the Country” (1936) and “Picnic on the Grass” (1959).

The Bunkamura Museum of Art describes the show as follows:

The show illuminates the close relationship and common devotion to their vocation shared by father and son, through people and places they were familiar with or by direct comparisons of master works from each. This unique-style exhibition will be held for the first time in Japan with the full cooperation from the Orsay Museum in Paris.

Event Details:

Dates: Feb. 2-May 6, 2008. Location: The Bunkamura Museum of Art (next to Tokyu Honten department store)

Directions. 7-min. walk from Hachiko Exit, JR Shibuya Station (map)

Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat. till 9 p.m.; from April 26, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.)

Admission: ¥1,400 (Adult)

Photo Credit: Wikimedia