The famous painting is exposed alongside 70 works by the artist in a show about his relationship with women
There are visits pleasantly and this surprised the case of arrival in Barcelona of the famous painting ‘Bal du Moulin de la Galette’, one of the masterpieces of Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Limoges, 1841 – Cagnes-sur-Mer, 1919) and also one of the main attractions of the museum d’Orsay in Paris for a few days, hang in many areas of its walls the famous poster that causes so much disappointment visitors ‘book on loan’.
The iconic canvas Impressionist movement is only one of the 70 that make up the exhibition “Renoir among women. Modern ideal of the classical ideal. Museum collections d’Orsay and l’Orangerie ‘of the Mapfre Foundation opens this afternoon and will open to the public Saturday at home Garriga Nogues.
The vision of women
The exhibition traces the artist’s relationship with the female world that inspired much of his artistic production, mainly from the second stage of his career, when the woman’s body was integrated with nature, as in the case of ‘ the large bathers’, another work of reference.
“She was always his main theme of inspiration, eternal object of seduction and living embodiment of art and beauty”, say from the Foundation. This sensuality is well illustrated in other canvases that have traveled from Paris to Barcelona. ‘Nude Woman in a Landscape’ (1883), ‘The Bathers’ (1818-1819) or ‘Grabielle with rose’ (1911) are just three of the most obvious examples.
Other great works that hosts the Casa Garriga Nogues until January 8, 2017 are ‘Yvonne and Christine Lerolle the piano’ (1897-1898), ‘Alphonsine Fournaise’ (1879) or ‘Madame Darras’ (1868). But undoubtedly the star of the exhibition is ‘Bal du Moulin de la Galette’ returns to Barcelona 100 years after his first visit, when the oil was “presented at the Palace of Fine Arts in 1917 in an exhibition promoted by Catalan artists to demonstrate the importance of French art from the late nineteenth century until then, “remembered as the organizers.
The play of light, vibrant brushstrokes, color treatment and dynamism are four of the most important technical characteristics of ‘Bal du Moulin de la Galette’, essential work of Impressionism. Renoir “Gallant revises the concept of party and presents a canvas on which the sensations of freedom and fullness of life manifest in the environment and the protagonists figures,” explains the Foundation.
The picture, in the mid-1870s, drew attention for its innovative style, where some figures are cut as if it were a photographic image, and where the forms appear to be diluted in the environment. It also reflects “a new ideal of woman, modern and elegant, which participates in the daily pleasure,” he adds, making Renoir, too, an artist who saw the woman of her time.