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Curator's Choice: Renoir and Full-Length Paintings

Clip | 7m 7s

There’s a long tradition in Western European art of the full-length format. The Frick's Colin Bailey examines the sort of art that Renoir was looking back to when during the 1870s and early ‘80s, as a founding Impressionist, he chose this format to paint some of his most joyful and ambitious pictures of everyday life in the metropolis.

Aired: 03/29/12

Rating: NR

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