RENOIR, IMPRESSIONISM and Full-Length Painting: This delightful exhibit takes you on another journey into the kind of impressionism we know little about. Through nine large-scale canvases dating from the mid-1870s, Renoir uses a format of nearly life-size works that showcase the artist’s virtuosity at rendering figures but also gives us a sneak preview into the sumptuous fashions of Belle Époque Paris. Pleasures meet the eye viewing the Frick’s “La Promenade” of a mother out in the park with her two young daughters or “The Umbrellas” (Les Parapluies), and “The Dancer,” a portrait of a young ballerina longingly looks out at us with youthful yearning. There’s much more to meet the eye at The Frick Collection, through May 13th. http://www.frick.org/.
CINEMA TUESDAYS at the French Institute Alliance Francaise, FIAF, continues its Cinema Tuesdays series in May and June dedicated to the films of Romy Schneider in commemoration of the actress’s death. At Florence Gould Hall and Tinker Auditorium, http://www.fiaf.com/. At The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, the Fashion and Film Festival, “If Looks Could Kill, runs May 4-13 with headliner Marlene Dietrich in the 1936 “Desire.” The films give us a bird’s eye connection between fashion, film and extravagance. http://www.museumofmovingimage.org/. .
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