Take the #RenoirChallenge!
Pierre-Auguste Renoir felt threatened by the emergence of photography, which was extremely popular around the time of his visit to Guernsey. He was confident, however, that photographers could not capture the movement of the light with a camera in the way that artists could (Renoir did not consider photographers to be artists at all).
Local photographer Paul Chambers, armed with photographic equipment that would have been available in the 19th century, took up the challenge of achieving what Renoir thought to be impossible. Take a look at Paul’s works at the Art for Guernsey Gallery on Mansell Street, and in the fine art exhibition ‘Renoir in Guernsey, 1883’ at Guernsey Museum at Candie, to decide for yourself whether he managed to prove Renoir wrong!
We would like to invite you to take part in the #RenoirChallenge, to explore whether you can capture the movement of the light with your smartphone or camera.
Please post your images on social media with the hashtag #RenoirChallenge, or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will feature them on our social media platforms and in the Art for Guernsey Gallery on Mansell Street.