Dance at Bougival, 1883 by Pierre Auguste Renoir


Dance at Bougival, 1883


Pierre Auguste Renoir

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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 painted, uses intense colour 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.