Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) – Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876 (Oil on canvas. Musée d’Orsay, Paris) – Renoir’s main aim was to convey the vivacious and joyful atmosphere of this popular dance garden on the Butte Montmartre. The study of the moving crowd, bathed in natural and artificial light, is handled using vibrant, brightly coloured brushstrokes. The somewhat blurred impression of the scene prompted negative reactions from contemporary critics…

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette

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