Protesters picket Boston art museum ... because 'Renoir sucks'

Posted at 12:46 PM, Oct 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-06 13:52:01-04

A group of protesters have picketed one of America's top art museums, not because they were offended by a controversial piece but for a simpler reason.

They think the work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir "sucks."

The 19th-century French artist has long been hailed as one of the fathers of impressionism, but Max Geller thinks Renoir is "the worst painter," according to the Boston Globe.

Geller, who runs an Instagram account appropriately called "Renoir Sucks at Painting," rounded up a few of his followers to protest outside Boston's Museum of Fine Arts this week. The group's goal was to get the museum to remove all of Renoir's paintings from its walls.

"Considering the fact the museum has masterpieces by actually talented artists in storage ... [this] amounts to an act of aesthetic terrorism," Geller wrote in a press release posted to Instagram.

According to the Boston Globe, a spokesperson from the museum had no comment on the protest.

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.