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Ernst & Young brings art to life at More London

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Staff and passers-by at Ernst & Young’s More London offices were last week greeted by actors recreating some of Renoir's most famous works.

Ernst & Young brings art to life at More London
Actors recreate Renoir's The Skiff painting

In the build-up to opening of the Ernst & Young-sponsored Renoir Landscapes 1865-1883 exhibition at the National Gallery actors brought to life Boating on the Seine/The Skiff, waving from their real-life boat to passers-by in front of a enlarged backdrop of the famous painting.

An actor also played Monet in the Monet Painting in his Garden piece, where he was painting from scratch the well-known scene in front of him.

Artist Jon Hicks began recreating one of Renoir's most famous works, Garden in the Rue, Montmartre, as a faux pavement drawing in chalk in the lobby, which will be more than 4m long and will take a week to complete.

Elsewhere staff have been getting their hands dirty and adding their brush stroke on a gigantic “Renoir paint by numbers”, where each person can add their own little touch to the recreation of a section of Renoir's Garden in the Rue Cortot, Montmartre, which is said to be one of the most ambitious of his landscape paintings.

"All our people will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition at the National Gallery but these activities taking place in our building, brings so much fun to the offices, and will help to raise awareness and excitement of the exhibition and engage our people in our arts initiatives," says Jane Phillips of Ernst & Young.

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