About the Event
December is Member Appreciation Month!
Join Martha Lucy, Barnes deputy director for research, interpretation and education, for a lively talk exploring the toilette imagery of Renoir and his contemporaries. Toilette scenes, which show women bathing, powdering, applying makeup, and lacing up corsets, were extremely popular in late-19th-century Paris as they allowed a glimpse into an aspect of daily life normally kept private. Renoir’s unusual approach to the subject reveals much about his attitudes toward women and modernity.