Wednesday, April 12, 2006

glass man from Amelie finally finished with Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)
Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880–81

Oil on canvas, 51 ¼ x 69 1/8 inches Acquired 1923
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party is back at the Phillips. It's worth the visit this weekend when A Celebration of Masterworks is free to the public.

Hung in the second floor of the original Phillips house, the work is weirdly set off by a beige paintjob but whatever, it's been five years since DC's had its most famous modern. It's been traveling all over making the Phillips some needed cash. Welcome home.

JUST as exciting is the reopening of the Rothko Room in the new 1618 extension of the Phillips.


Anonymous matt said...

Adrian - Goodness do I want to check out the Rothko room. When we set up the installation this summer, don't let me forget to go there!

In other good news, I'm able to get all the needed projectors/equipment/etc. for our White Room show next.

See you Monday,

8:13 PM, April 12, 2006  
Blogger shoofly said...

thanks for the info!

welcome home cash-flow painting.

10:13 AM, April 14, 2006  
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