Sylvie Patry is Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Collections at the Mus e d'Orsay in Paris and consulting curator at the Barnes Foundation. She co-organized the Renoir: Father and Son, Painting and Cinema exhibition at the Barnes (May 6-September 2018) and Mus e d'Orsay (November 5, 2018-January 27, 2019).
A rare exploration of the parallels and, at times, paradoxical dialogue between Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste and his son. The first major tome dedicated to the prolific duo, Renoir not only puzzles out how Pierre-Auguste's pictorial world informed his son's future career as very possibly the greatest of all directors , but revisits Jean's filmography in a bid to shed new light on his father's oeuvre. A truly riveting read. --France Today, January 9, 2019