I regret to inform you that Renoir is canceled.
To be “canceled,” in the parlance of our Politically Correct age, is to be found to be ideologically “problematic” and to be banished from morally respectable “woke” society—not merely to lose a job or to be ostracized, but to be eliminated from all recognition of having ever existed. In the older terminology used by George Orwell to capture the totalitarian spirit of his day, to be canceled is to become an Unperson.
And it just happened, retroactively and posthumously, to the Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who died 100 years ago.
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