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Bal du moulin de la Galette, 1876

 
 
 
 
 
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Artist Renoir, Pierre-Auguste The canvas is so rich in attractions, so full of enchanting details that it becomes nothing less than an affirmation of the goodness of living. Despite its apparent crowding and turbulence, it reveals a studied organization. The triangular foreground group is related through silhouette and color to the group at the trees; and this group, through yellow and gold-brown tones becomes part of vertical unit which lends stability to the right side of canvas. The other side allows easy entrance into space over a ground dappled blue and pink – Renoir’s way of creating the effect of sunlight and shadow without introducing neutral dark values. With brilliant virtuosity, Renoir has animated the figures – bold, relaxed, eager, withdrawn, flirtatious – all of them graceful and natural.

 

 
Date

1876

 
Institution Musée d'Orsay
   
Medium Oil on canvas
 
Dimensions 131 x 175 cm
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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