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Bal du Moulin de la Galette ~ A Painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Bal du Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1876)

Bal du Moulin de la Galette (1876) by Pierre-August Renoir

In the late 19th century, working-class Parisians liked to dress up and spend Sunday afternoons at Moulin de la Galette in the Montmarte district in Paris, dancing, drinking and eating galettes (small cakes). Bal du Moulin de la Galette (or Dance at Moulin de la Galette) is one of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s (1841-1919) most celebrated masterpieces, a typically Impressionist rendering of real life.  

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