By Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1876
This painting depicts a typical Sunday afternoon at Moulin de la Galette in the district of Montmartre in 19th Century Paris. Moulin de la Galette was an open-air dancehall and café, close to Renoir’s home and one he frequently visited.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir reveals his true talent in the painting linking the art of collective portrait, still life, and landscape painting. His use of light as well as his fluidity of brushstrokes is typically Impressionistic.
The canvas of the painting was unique as no artist before Renoir had created an image capturing an aspect of daily life of this magnitude. Bal du Le moulin de la Galette is one of Impressionism’s most celebrated masterpieces and has been described as “the most beautiful painting of the 19th century”.
As of February 2016, a smaller version of this painting by Renoir stands at 13th place on the inflation adjusted list of the most expensive paintings ever sold.
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