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Renoir at the National Gallery

Last week, Mr R and I went into London to meet Mr.T who was visiting from the US.

Mr.T is an accomplished violinist and conductor. Mr.R met him many years ago, when Mr.T came to India. The friendship has continued.

We met Mr.T at Marylebone and then went on to the National Gallery to see Renoir’s wonderful landscapes. The paintings are breathtaking in their simplicity – rough brushstrokes, ordinary characters, sometimes mere dabs of paint. Stand at a distance and the very dabs magically transform into people. I loved his landscapes – a million hues of green merged together defining rich countryside. Within an arms reach of the painting, the hues become distinct, each little brush stroke evident and clear. Fascinating.

You can see some of the paintings here.

The exhibition is on from 21 Feb – 20 May at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square.


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