I was thankful to have the opportunity to take a private tour of the new Renoir exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To say it was impressive would be an understatement, but I expected nothing less from Renoir.

The show consists of Renoir’s later works. The gallery moved the viewers through time, beginning with Renoir’s paintings of young girls with his famous floppy hats and ending with his well-known full nudes. I admire Renoir’s ability to combine impressionistic strokes and colors with genre paintings that tell endless stories.

My favorite part, by far, was a short film of Renoir painting. I found it phenomenal that someone enduring so much pain and agony could barely hold a brush, but could still continue painting thanks to his love and passion for the arts.