Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Dance At Bougival

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My aesthetic experience at the Museum of Fine Arts and the art work with the biggest emotional reflection on me was, “Dance at Bougival” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1883). This piece is often noted as “one of the museum’s most beloved works.” The open-air cafés of suburban Bougival, just outside of Paris, was a popular spot of recreational activities for city dwellers. The Impressionist painters would often visit these areas, seeking inspiration for their paintings. Renoir, utilizes fierce color and luxuriant brushwork to heighten the sense of delight conveyed by the dancing couple who dominate this work of art. The elegant woman’s face, framed by her red bonnet, is the center of attention in this piece. Her grace and poise, captures both ours

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