European Art

Dancers and Skaters by Renoir

I have been trying to write all day, but unfortunately, being sick and writing interesting posts don’t go together too well. However, being well aware that I haven’t posted for several days, I didn’t want to leave my wonderful readers without any new content for too long, so I thought I could at least share these beautiful Renoir paintings. Hope everyone is having a great beginning of the new year (or at the very least a healthier one than I am).

Dancers and Skaters by Renoir
Dance at the Moulin de la Galette by Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1876. Musee d’Orsay, Paris. Photo via the-athenaeum.org.
Dancers and skaters by Renoir
Dance at Bougival by Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1883. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Photo via the-athenaeum.org.
Dancers and Skaters by Renoir
City Dance by Pierre Auguste Renoir. Musee d’Orsay, Paris. Photo via the-athenaeum.org
Dancers and Skaters by Renoir
Country Dance by Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1883. Musee d’Orsay, Paris. Photo via the-athenaeum.org

Exciting bonus! Renoir painted skaters as well! Art, skating, and dance – all my favorite things in one post. It’s so interesting how Renoir’s style changed so dramatically in the eight years between the skaters and the Moulin de la Galette, as opposed to how little it changed in the next seven years between Moulin de la Galette and the three dancing couples.

Dancers and Skaters by Renoir
Skaters in the Bois de Boulogne by Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1868. Private collection. Photo via the-athenaeum.org.

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