More About Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Dance at Bougival
A mesmerizing piece of art by Renoir consisting two central subjects engaged in a beautiful moment. It’s an oil painting drafted on canvas.
Currently established in Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA. It’s the most loved artwork of the museum.
The theme of painting is based in a French village, Bougival. The representation is probably of a local café where people are seeming to be enjoying their time.
The dancers who are the central elements of the painting, are speculated to be modeled by Suzanne Valadon and Paul Lhote. Suzanne was a trapeze artist. An injury shacked her career. Renoir has painted Suzanne in his few more paintings as well.
Renoir has spent a significant amount of time in Italy learning classical art. There he practiced the chiaroscuro technique thoroughly. Many artworks by Renoir make his interest in chiaroscuro technique evident.
He has used a tint of white in order to highlight the central figure. The spotlight effect can be seen in many paintings by Renoir.
The composition seems to be very subtle. The subjects in the background are painted in such a way that they blend in the picture very smoothly.
Renoir crafted this masterpiece for art commissioner Paul Durand-Ruel in 1883. He wanted three artworks of similar central theme, couple dance.
Renoirs decision of choosing Bougival as a subject in his painting was influenced by the culture of the village. The local used to enjoy themselves very often. These cafes were popular amongst them.
The clothes and appearance of the central figures suggest about their status. The girls pale pink dress is beautifully contrasting her white skin. The man’s tuxedo gives a vey classy look to his appearance altogether.
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