A horde of Renoirs and other works from the high-water mark of Impressionism have descended on Tokyo — rampaging in their quiet, colorful way through the labyrinthine exhibition spaces of Tokyo’s Mitsubishi Ichigokan.

“Great French Paintings from the Clark” mainly presents a riot of feathery brushstrokes, dappled surfaces, fluffy flowers, burnished apples and sloe-eyed maidens. There is lace and gossamer, hints of fragrant winds and a forgotten femininity that probably didn’t quite exist even when these paintings were painted.

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