Renoir: Dance at Bougival, Beethoven: Cello Sonata

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Dance at Bougival   1883
Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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 painter, uses intense color 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.

Quote from Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

For your listening pleasure:

Ludwig van Beethoven

Cello Sonata in D major, Op. 102, No. 2

Laurence Lesser, cello;  Russell Sherman, piano

Source: herzogtum-sachsen-weissenfels:

 

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Dance at Bougival (1883) – detail
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Dance at Bougival (1883) – detail
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Dance at Bougival (1883) – detail
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Dance at Bougival (1883) – detail

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Image Credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Dance at Bougival   1883
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919)

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