Auguste Renoir:
Picture "Dance at Le moulin de la Galette" (1876), framed
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Picture "Dance at Le moulin de la Galette" (1876), framed
Auguste Renoir:
Picture "Dance at Le moulin de la Galette" (1876), framed

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 499 copies | certificate | reproduction, Giclée print on canvas | on stretcher frame | framed | size approx. 69 x 89 cm (h/w)

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Picture "Dance at Le moulin de la Galette" (1876), framed

Art History(s) - Renoir's "Dance at Le moulin de la Galette".

There are two versions of Renoir's "Dance". One of them is housed at the Musée d'Orsay. The other one caused a furore in the art world when a Japanese collector bought it for 78 million dollars and announced his intention to have it buried with him when he died. The art world was abuzz. And happy when he sold the picture to a Swiss collector after all.

The loss would have been unimaginable: The "Dance at Le moulin de la Galette" is one of the most important works of early Impressionism. Above all due to its confidently executed Impressionist painting technique, in which every splash of colour carries meaning. He masterfully executed the colourful hustle and bustle. At the same time, the "Dance" demonstrates how a painter of Renoir's magnitude could depict the interplay of artificial and natural light. In addition, it is an interesting portrait of the Paris of his time from an art-historical point of view because it brings together Renoir's fellow painters and some of Renoir's models from this period, who also appear in other works, in a dancing round dance.
Original: Oil on canvas, privately owned.

Reproduced using the Fine Art Giclée process on artist's canvas, stretched on a stretcher frame and framed in an elegant real wood frame. Limited edition 499 copies, with certificate. Size approx. 69 x 89 cm (h/w). ars mundi Exclusive Edition.

Portrait of the artist Auguste Renoir

About Auguste Renoir


The entire oeuvre of Renoir, who was born in Limoges in 1841, is characterised by his indestructible belief in the life-giving power of nature. The luminous colours of his landscapes, the sensual grace of his paintings of women and young girls bear witness to this with their light cheerfulness.

Initially, Renoir worked as a porcelain painter and studied the work of Antoine Watteau and François Boucher at the Louvre. In 1862, he began studying at the École des Beaux-Arts, then devoted himself to open-air painting in the late 1960s under the influence of the Barbizon School. Together with Claude Monet, Frédéric Bazille and Alfred Sisley, he discovered the special advantages of painting outdoors and maintained close contacts with Camille Pissarro and Paul Cézanne. Together with Claude Monet, he invented the loose brushstroke, with which the constant changing of colours of light can be captured and is the characteristic of Impressionism. In addition to landscape paintings, he also produced portraits of his painter friends and his favourite model Lise Tréhot.

In the summer of 1869, he produced a series of paintings of the restaurant "La Grenoullière", which he frequently visited together with Monet. These light-filled paintings illustrate particularly clearly his distinctive style of fleeting brushstrokes and delicate, light colours that capture the flickering of the air as well as the glistening of the water. In addition, Renoir occasionally expressed his consideration of the works of Courbet and Delacroix through muted tonality and denser brushwork.

However, after a visit to Italy in the 1880s, Renoir abandoned Impressionism. From then on, his focus was no longer on the reproduction of atmospheric moods, but on drawing and composition in the style of Raphael and Ingres.

His late work shows a tremendous power of colour, combined with elements of drawing, which give no hint of his severe rheumatic illness, especially of his hands. With the help of a student, sculptor Maillol, he also created several bronze sculptures during this period.

The most important painter and graphic artist of Impressionism died as a world-renowned artist on 3 December 1919 in Cagnes-sur-Mer.