Au delà du regard" exhibition
Jacques Renoir retrospective
until June 16, 2024

In the early 1950s, the newspaper Paris Match published a black-and-white photograph of Jacques Renoir posing inside the Château-Musée Grimaldi, on a balustrade on the 1st floor, in front of his illustrious great-grandfather’s wheelchair and easel. He was familiar with the area and frequented it as a neighbor: he lived in a house just a stone’s throw away. Today, some 70 years later, having traveled the world, criss-crossed the oceans and dedicated his life to images, he returns as an artist, for a major retrospective of his photographic work.

The format of the exhibition is exceptional: it unfolds over nearly ten rooms in the château-museum and allows us to discover the many paths taken by Jacques Renoir throughout his career, pursuing the same aesthetic and intellectual interests in portraitat nudeat landscapeThe burning of these matches generates an unsuspected world of shapes and textures that only the artist can see. The shadows, lights and color nuances that make the Empreintes and Collisions series so rich are just as fascinating and surprising to observe and appreciate.

For this to happen, however, one condition seems necessary, and it’s in the beautiful title of this exhibition that Jacques Renoir states it: it’s up to each and every one of us to go “beyond the gaze”. Guided by a stimulating thematic presentation of the photographs, the public will be able to take this step.

Beyond the gaze

Jacques Renoir retrospective

March 16 to June 16, 2024
Grimaldi Castle Museum

Place du château- 06800 Cagnes-sur-Mer
04 92 02 47 35 or 04 89 22 40 75

March: 10am-12pm/ 2pm-5pm
April to June and September: 10 a.m.-12 p.m./2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Weekly closing on Tuesdays. Annual closure on January 1 and December 25


Lecture “L’art, une fenêtre ouverte sur le monde” by Jean-Baptise Pisano
Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 11:30 a.m.

Salle Carlone, Château-Musée Grimaldi

When Pierre Bonnard said that “the best thing about museums are the windows “, he was probably referring less to the many pictorial and photographic works on the theme of the window, than to the exercise of the faculty of looking.

Lecture “Between being and non-being” by Claude Montserrat
Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 11 a.m.

Salle des Audiences, Grimaldi Castle-Museum

The conference will focus on the strange in-between that is what no longer really exists, yet still does. This state, which in material terms is characteristic of waste, of what is thrown away, can also be understood on a psychic or even symbolic level. We’ll be looking at the intersection of these very different interpretations.

The lecture will be followed by a choreography by Laurence Philippi, a dancer and choreographer trained at Rosella Hightower’s international center.

Lecture “Photography, the unrepresentable and the sacred” by Yves-Marie Lequin

Sunday June 2, 2024 at 2pm
Salle Carlone, Château-Musée Grimaldi

Does photography have the capacity to express or even elicit a spiritual experience? It is usually regarded as a medium that faithfully records reality, but cannot represent the unrepresentable, i.e. that which goes beyond sensible perception, such as the soul, the infinite or the divine.

Some photographers have tried to go beyond this limit by opening up this sacred dimension, by using the notion of“punctum” (a detail that catches the eye and raises questions), by proposing symbolic compositions, or even by taking up traditional religious iconography (sometimes by profaning it). It remains to be seen whether a photograph can achieve iconic status, be recognized as an object of sacred art.

Guided tours

Take a closer look at the photographic world of Jacques Renoir during a guided tour.
Thursdays April 4: 3 p.m. – April 11: 3 p.m. – May 23 and 30: 3 p.m. – June 6: 3 p.m.

Reservations required on 04 92 02 47 35
Price: €3 (in addition to admission)

Workshops for young audiences

Hors champ” photography workshop / 6-12 years
Why not take a workshop and put yourself in the shoes of a journalist or film-maker? The mediator offers a workshop in photographic experimentation in connection with the Jacques Renoir exhibition: “Beyond the gaze”!

Wednesday, April 24: at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Thursday, April 25 and Thursday, May 2: at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Duration: 1h30 – Group of 10 children
Reservations required on 04 89 22 40 74 – Price: €5 (in addition to admission)

at Micro-Folie

Micro-Conference: “Photography
Selection of works from the Musée Numérique The invention and rise of photography, an exact reflection of reality, brought a new look at the self-image and its impact on art.

Saturday, March 30, from 4 to 5 p.m. – at Micro-Folie
Duration 1h – For all ages 8 and up

Workshop for young audiences
One of the most important functions of portraiture is to keep the image as close as possible to the sitter. Without changing the codes of portraiture, photography will provide the best response to this need for visual realism. The children will compare this technique with that of painting, and then measure the importance of light, time and framing in photography.

Saturday, March 30, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – at Micro-Folie
Duration: 1 hour, from age 6

Micro-Conference: “Artistic representation of the naked human body
Selection of works from the Digital Museum. The human body has been represented in every culture since prehistoric times. But it was really from the Greek period onwards that artists’ interest in the nude became central to their thinking. From the 16th century onwards, it became an integral part of painters’ education.

Saturday, April 27, 4 to 5 p.m. – at Micro-Folie
Duration: 1h – For all ages 8 and up

Micro-Conference: “Artists and dance
Selection of works from the Digital Museum. Artists have always found dance an infinite source of inspiration, capturing the graceful movement of the human body through a variety of artistic media. Painters, sculptors and photographers have sought to capture the energy of dance in their works, freezing these fleeting moments in time.

Saturday, June 1, 4 to 5 p.m. – at Micro-Folie
Duration: 1h – For all ages 8 and up.

VR film: “A dancer’s soul with Hannah O’Neill
Follow Hannah O’Neill, principal dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet, on a poetic 360° stroll through the Palais Garnier.

Saturday, June 1, 4 to 5 p.m. – at Micro-Folie
Running time: 7 min – For all ages 6 and up

Screening of the full-length ballet “Swan Lake”.
Saturday, June 8, 3 to 6 p.m.
Duration: 2h30 – All audiences, ages 8 and up