Colin B. Bailey

Colin B. Bailey was formerly Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection. His is currently Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

 

Link to video of Colin B. Bailey about Renoir for WNYC

There is a long tradition in Western European art of the full-length format. The Frick's Colin B. Bailey examines the sort of art 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.

Link to video of Colin B. Bailey lecture about Renoir

Between 1874 and 1885 Renoir—unlike other Impressionists—produced large-scale works in both full-length and horizontal formats in which he explored the grandeur of Parisian life, leisure, and fashion.

Link to video about Renoir

This video was created in conjunction with the exhibition Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting, on view at The Frick Collection from February 7th through May 13th, 2012.

Link to video about Renoir: The Umbrellas

This video was created in conjunction with the exhibition Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting, on view at The Frick Collection from February 7th through May 13th, 2012.

Link to video about Renoir: A Look Beneath the Surface

This video was created in conjunction with the exhibition, Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting, on view at The Frick Collection from February 7 through May 13, 2012. 

 

Link to introductory video for the exhibition 'Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting'

This video is an introduction to the exhibition Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting, on view at The Frick Collection from February 7 through May 13, 2012.

oil painting of mother with two girls, one with doll
Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting
February 7, 2012 to May 13, 2012

In early 2012, The Frick Collection presented an exhibition of nine iconic Impressionist paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, offering the first comprehensive study of the artist's engagement with the full-length format, which was associated with the official Paris Salon in the decade that saw the emergence of a fully fledged Impressionist aesthetic.

 painting of workers in a field stacking hay with horses in background
George Stubbs (1724-1806): A Celebration, February 14 through May 27, 2007

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