girls at the piano


In or before 1892, Auguste Renoir was invited to build the collection of the Musée du Luxembourg, a place dedicated to artists who, well, weren’t dead. Renoir presents us with two girls at the piano, and Renoir freaked out so much at the idea of this submission he ended up making five different variations of the work (one of them used to belong to his contemporary Gustave Caillebotte).

I get it, Renoir: I practice like, eighty different ways of texting, “cool, see you soon, xo.” to the boy I like. Who knew five different group chats of “yeah, send that” is today’s art submissions of the nineteenth century?


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