Pierre-Auguste Renoir – Dance at Bougival

Dance at Bougival – 1883
Museum of Fine Art, Boston

One of three dance paintings (Dance in the City and Dance in the Country), this is considered the best. Despite the desire to capture the spontaneous outdoor life, these dance paintings were staged with Renoir’s total control down to the clothes that they wore. In Bogival his model was Suzanne Valadon who was his lover and fellow artist. The male figure in this paintings looks like Renoir. Maybe this image was from some dream sequence.To see the original: http://bit.ly/2ftWb73

 

Ed Wheeler

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