November 11, 2008

Isn't it Romantic?

I love this painting for one Big reason:
It is the way in which the man looks at the woman with such intensity and love. It appears to him there isn't anyone else around except the woman with the red hat. The tilt of his head is of wonderful interpretations. I never get tired of looking at them. The Artist is Pierre Auguste Renoir. The title is "Dance at Bougival"
Whenever I come across this painting, I always get a slight butterfly-like feeling. I think Renoir was in love when he was painting them, perhaps a reflection of his own life.


  1. He is my favorite of all. One of my blogger friends has a picture of she and her father dancing and when she posted it, I told her that it reminded me of this painting.

  2. Renoir also painted women and girls beautifully. I love the ones with the girls sitting at the piano.


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