Renoir in the 20th Century come from the last three decades of his life and include subjects such as nudes, landscapes, girls at a piano, and children with their nanny. They're all marvels—especially considering that he had near-crippling rheumatoid arthritis.
Unlike earlier artists who painted night scenes by day from memory, Vincent van Gogh painted his nocturnal scenes outdoors, using gaslight and color in innovative ways to depict sunsets and starlight in luminous yellow tones. Some of the most resplendent are showcased in Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night.
Visions of Arcadia originated as an exhibition (in this case, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art). The show, titled "Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia," was built around three major works representing the theme of an earthly paradise: Gauguin's Tahitian canvas "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?," from 1897-98; Cézanne's "The Large Bathers," from 1900-06; and Matisse's experimental "Bathers by a River," painted between 1909 and 1917.
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