Sunday, March 15, 2009

Le Moulin de la Galette - Renoir

Price in US $ - 78,100,000


Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartre (commonly known as Le Moulin de la Galette) is an 1876 painting by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. It depicts the Moulin de la Galette in the district of Montmartre in Paris.The area has also been depicted by artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Ramon Casas, Vincent van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso. Pierre-Auguste Renoir (February 25, 1841–December 3, 1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau".

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