While filmmakers may take liberties when depicting the character of a famous artist, the art itself is another story. Copyright issues have often plauged these films to the point where directors have had to omit the artists’ images all together. When Director Gilles Bourdos made his film “Renior” he sought the services of convicted french art forger Guy Ribes. The very thing that landed Mr. Ribes in jail for 3 years–at age 62–is now a source of some legitimate income. Read more.Left: Guy Ribes looking at a genuine Renoir at Musee d’Orsay.
Right: Michel Bouquet plays the Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir read more Posted in Musings