Edgar Degas: The Entrance of the Masked Dancers (1879)

Connection: Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ According to ClarkArt.edu, “Unlike many of Degas’s ballet scenes, which combine details from sketches made at different times, this pastel relates to a specific production of Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’. The viewpoint is that of an abonné, a subscriber with privileged access, like the top-hatted gentleman on the far side of the…

Renoir: Dance at Bougival (1883)

Another Favorite Dance at Bougival (French: La Danse à Bougival) is an 1883 work by Pierre-Auguste Renoir currently in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts,  Sebastian Smee  of The Boston Globe writes that this Renoir painting is “one of the museum’s most beloved works“. (Smee 2014). The Museum of Fine…

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Bal du moulin de la Galette (1876)

Renoir’s Masterpiece of Early Impressionism This painting is doubtless Renoir‘s most important work of the mid 1870’s and was shown at the Impressionist exhibition in 1877. Though some of his friends appear in the picture, Renoir’s main aim was to convey the vivacious and joyful atmosphere of this popular dance garden on the Butte Montmartre….

Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Summer (1890)

  Click for enlarged image detail: (best viewed At Sunnyside – Where Truth and Beauty Meet)   Thomas Wilmer Dewing_Summer (1890) Yale University, source: The Athenaeum Owner/Location: Yale University Art Gallery  (United States – New Haven, Connecticut) Dates: 1890 Artist age: Approximately 39 years old. Dimensions Height: 52.07 cm (20.5 in.), Width: 91.44 cm (36 in.)…

Rafael Durancamps Folguera: “Sardanes”

Rafael Durancamps Folguera: “Sardanes” (Catalan 1891-1979) DURANCAMPS I FOLGUERA, Rafael (Sabadell, 1891 – Barcelona, ​​1979). “Sardanes”, Cadaqués. Oil on canvas. With sketch on the back. Signed in the lower left corner. Measures: 59 x 74 cm; 79 x 95 cm (frame). In this work, Durancamps offers us a beautiful festive image, typically Catalan, both for…