Monday, August 13, 2007

Tripping the Light Fantastic


Ball at the Moulin de la Galette by Pierre Auguste Renoir, Musee d'Orsay.

Renoir was studying the effects of light at different times of the day at one of his favorite venues and as he enjoyed himself with his friends - good work if you can get it. One of the most famous of the Impressionists, he was working closely with Monet at this time.

Check out Ovation TV for some great shows on art and artists.

2 comments:

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

I am a definite fan of Renoir. This painting is a favourite along with 'Girl With a Watering Can'.

Anonymous said...

At the beginning of August I saw the exhibit of Renoir landscapes at the National Gallery in Ottawa. It was wonderful.
If you get a chance to go, Heather, it is worth the trip.

warren

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