Friday, May 3, 2013

Le Moulin de la Galette

Le Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is a painting depicting a typical Sunday afternoon at Moulin de la Galette. In the late 19th century, working class Parisians would dress up and spend time there dancing, drinking, and eating galettes into the evening. This was becoming a trend for the French working class people and not just the wealthy people. Leisure theme paintings were also becoming popular to artist. 

Here are some other leisure paintings

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat    


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