Dancing in city
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France
Dimensions: 180 x 90
The series of dance paintings stands out for its spontaneity, the experience of music that can almost be heard in the painting. In the heat of the dance, the man's hat fell off. A man perceives the scent of his dance partner's hair. The composition of the picture is fresh (see women's dresses, untidy table) and unforced. In the background are the inconspicuous faces of other ball participants. At the time Renoir painted this picture, he had begun reading 14th-century painting books that emphasized detail, outline, and contour. In this painting, this influence is already visible. He began to accompany Renoir's concept of painting in other works as well (his so-called ingress period). Other paintings from the series: Dance at Bougival
and Dancing in the country
Renoir painted picture Dancing in city in 1883. Prevailing color of this fine art print is vivid and its shape is tall. Original size is 180 x 90. This art piece is located in Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919).
One of the greatest French Impressionists
. He painted modestly, humbly studying the works of other painters. His paintings are spontaneous and full of loose, fine brush strokes. Courbet inspired him to depict everyday scenes of ordinary people and Corot influenced Renoir by his love of nature and the use of subtle tones. However, Renoir was most influenced by Manet
, who is known for his colourfulness, small spatial depth and broad brushstrokes. Renoir’s images are direct, capturing the optimistic atmosphere
of Parisian streets and cafes. His nudes are known for their purity, fineness, and the play of light on the human body. Among his best-known works are The Swing
(capturing a beloved courting scene, a festive moment, full of colour and light), Moulin de la Galette
(a symbol of Impressionism showing an open-air summer dance festival), Luncheon of the Boating Party
(an idealized portrait of Renoir’s friends, including his future wife). The image shows the abandon of the upper classes and their leisure time. Among his prized paintings is a series of three paintings Dance in the Country, Dance in Bougival
and Dance in the City
(in which he masterfully painted movement and the atmosphere of dance).