Paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Pierre-Auguste Renoir became an influential Impressionist through his brilliant use of color. His works focused on capturing the spirit and sophistication of urban entertainment. View his paintings and learn about his career.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Dance at the Moulin de la Galette
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Bal du Moulin de la Galette, 1876, oil on canvas, 131 x 175 cm, Musée d'Orsay. Dance at the Moulin de la Galette. The Moulin de la Galette was a windmill on Montmartre hill. Inside one could sit and eat crusty cakes. Outside there was an open-air eating and dancing area, where Parisians came and danced on Sunday afternoons, while others were savouring the famous “galettes” with a glass wine or fruit juice. The location was often frequented by students and…
Edward Hopper -
Edward Hopper is a painter of gloomy-looking paintings which don’t make us feel gloomy. Instead, they help us to recognise and accept the loneliness that so often lies at the heart of sadness. In his Automat, a woman sits alone drinking a cup of coffee. It is late and, to judge by her hat and coat,...
No. 265: Early Monet, Picasso’s drawings
Episode No. 265 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators George Shackelford and David Breslin. Shackelford is the curator of "Monet: The Early Years" at the Kimbell Art Museum. The show features about 60 paintings from the first phase of Claude Monet's career, from a painting Monet made in Normandy in 1858 when he was 18 years…
Giorgio de Chirico Paintings Gallery in Chronological Order
Giorgio de Chirico (July 10, 1888 – November 20, 1978) was a Greek-born Italian artist. In the era before World War I he established the art movement, scuola metafisica, which would inspire surrealists. After 1919, Chirico had a change in the direction of his art. He acquired interest in traditional techniques of the neoclassical or