The Ball at the Moulin de la Galette by Pierre Auguste Renoir

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

The Ball at the Moulin de la Galette by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Painting NameThe Ball at the Moulin de la Galette
Painter NamePierre Auguste Renoir
Completion Date1876
Place of CreationFrance, Montmartre, Paris
Size131 cm × 175 cm (52 in × 69 in)
TechniqueOil
MaterialCanvas
Current LocationMusee d'Orsay France

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 van Gogh also depicted his painting series Le Moulin de la Galette and Montmartre. The later on is about the windmills of Montmartre.

Tags: