“Renoir’s Problem Nudes” “Sex and art figured for him as practically interchangeable rewards for living. An argument is often made that we shouldn’t judge the past by the values of the present, but that’s a hard sell in a case as primordial as Renoir’s.”- Peter Schjeldahl regarding the problem of Renoir   I was all set for a few hours of meandering Sunday afternoon reading (total disclosure: it’s nearly suppertime and I’m still in pajama bottoms,  a micro-vacation after a couple of weeks of 19-hour days) when, unfortunately, the second or third text I chanced upon was a consummately-irritating article in the … Continue reading SUNDAY AFTERNOON READING