Renoir at the Theatre: Looking at La Loge
21 February - 26 May 2008
… the kind of exhibition that
The Courtauld Gallery does to perfection. It takes an
Impressionist masterpiece from its own incomparable collections
and gives it context.
The Daily Telegraph
Another of those close-focus shows this gallery does so well. It brings together Renoir’s La Loge with other treatments by him and contemporaries of people in theatre boxes. Recommended.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s La Loge (The Theatre Box),
1874, is a masterpiece of Impressionist painting and one of the
most famous works in the Courtauld Gallery’s collection.
The exhibition unites this exceptional picture with Renoir’s
other paintings of elegant Parisians on display in their loges.
It also includes other depictions of the theatre box by his Impressionist contemporaries, with important works by Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas and others borrowed from international collections. Their shared interest in the spectacle of modern society at the theatre is further explored through a rich array of printed material such as contemporary fashion magazines and caricatures.
Further information about the exhibition
Three movies about the exhibition
La Loge in detail
Mr and Mrs Gilbert Lloyd, Nassau, Bahamas
The Doris Pacey Charitable Foundation