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The Ball at the Moulin de la Galette by Pierre Auguste Renoir is a depiction of a small French Town’s outskirt area with a lively beer-garden. People are dancing, drinking and having sensuous flirting activities to have a joyous time. The sunlight sieved through tree-branches is giving the environment a balanced and pleasant air. The whole place seems to be filled with music, dance-steps, laughs and gossips. The painting currently ranks at number six on the list of the most expensive paintings with the price tag of $78.1 in 1990, which translates into staggering $141.5 million if we adjust the figure with the price inflation. Moulin de la Galette is a windmill in the district of Montmartre, Paris. This is the same place where Vincent […]

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William Frost, an English painter from Victorian era, has depicted the mythological figure of Terpischore in the current portrayal. In Greek mythology, Terpischore is one of the nine Muses who are the goddesses of literation, science and arts with different departments allocated to each of them. Terpischore possess the knowledge of dance and dramatic chorus. Even the meaning of her name is “delight in dancing” and her emblem is a lyre. William Frost has represented the same figure in a different angle of sensuality and love in this oil-on-paper painting. The heart-shaped emblem which she seems to playing with her fingers is the symbol of the intimacy she desires to have. The shy face with downward eyes consist the feminine demure. It is very poetic […]

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