Entertainment in the Moulin de la Galette
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France
Dimensions: 131 x 175
The painting Dancing at the Moulin de la Galette is a symbol of French Impresionism
. It was created in 1876 in a studio in Montmartre, where open-air summer parties were often held (and Parisian artists could not be absent from them, of course). Critics criticized this picture for the disorganized composition, the unnaturalness of the shot (the sky is missing from the picture). The characters are in pairs or groups, dancing or having fun together. We can also find the rhythm of the music in the alternation of black and yellow hats and light and dark dresses. The whole is incredibly lively, cheerful and wonderfully colorful.
Renoir painted picture Entertainment in the Moulin de la Galette in 1876. Prevailing color of this fine art print is vivid and its shape is landscape. Original size is 131 x 175. This art piece is located in Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919).
One of the greatest French Impressionists
. He painted modestly, humbly studying the works of other painters. His paintings are spontaneous and full of loose, fine brush strokes. Courbet inspired him to depict everyday scenes of ordinary people and Corot influenced Renoir by his love of nature and the use of subtle tones. However, Renoir was most influenced by Manet
, who is known for his colourfulness, small spatial depth and broad brushstrokes. Renoir’s images are direct, capturing the optimistic atmosphere
of Parisian streets and cafes. His nudes are known for their purity, fineness, and the play of light on the human body. Among his best-known works are The Swing
(capturing a beloved courting scene, a festive moment, full of colour and light), Moulin de la Galette
(a symbol of Impressionism showing an open-air summer dance festival), Luncheon of the Boating Party
(an idealized portrait of Renoir’s friends, including his future wife). The image shows the abandon of the upper classes and their leisure time. Among his prized paintings is a series of three paintings Dance in the Country, Dance in Bougival
and Dance in the City
(in which he masterfully painted movement and the atmosphere of dance).