Auguste Renoir - Dance at Bougival 1883

Dance at Bougival 1883
Dance at Bougival
1883 98х182cm oil/canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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From Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
The open-air cafés of suburban Bougival, on the Seine outside Paris, were popular recreation spots for city dwellers, including the Impressionist painters. Renoir, who was primarily a figure painter, uses intense color and lush brushwork to heighten the sense of pleasure conveyed by the whirling couple who dominate the composition. The woman’s face, framed by her red bonnet, is the focus of attention, both ours and her companion’s.