Renoir walk now available worldwide
Guernsey has played a significant role in the career of Pierre Auguste Renoir. The famous impressionist spent one month on the island in 1883 and worked on fifteen paintings during his stay. These are said to have had a big impact on his style and influenced the way he went on to produce paintings.
In 2019 Art For Guernsey created a walk following in the footsteps of the artist and installed frames so visitors could see the view from the spot Renoir chose to paint his works. World authority on Renoir Mr Cyrille Sciama from the Museum of Impressionism Giverny conducted a guided walk for the inauguration of the walk. This fascinating and informative film takes a look at the works he produced and the views Renoir would have seen as well as an insight to how Guernsey provided a turning point for his career. The film is narrated by Mr Sciama himself.
The film includes footage of the scenes Renoir would have been inspired by including stunning aerial footage and the paintings he produced during and after his stay on the island. Mr Cyrille Sciama’ narrative provides and expert view and commentary.