Auguste Renoir:
Painting "Ball in Moulin de la Galette" (1876), Framed


Auguste Renoir:
Painting "Ball in Moulin de la Galette" (1876), Framed

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ars mundi special edition | Limited, 499 copies | Certificate | Reproduction, giclée on canvas | On a stretcher | Framed | Format ca. 69 x 89 cm (H/W)

Auguste Renoir: Painting "Ball in Moulin de la Galette" (1876), Framed

Art history - Renoir's "Ball in the Moulin de la Galette".

There are two versions of Renoir's "Ball". One of them is stored in the Musée d'Orsay, another one caused a sensation in the art market when a Japanese collector bought it for $ 78 million and announced that he would want to have it buried on onccasion of his death. The art world was in a state of excitement - and happy when he finally sold the picture to a Swiss collector.

The loss would have been unimaginable: the "Ball in the Moulin de la Galette" is one of the most important works of early impressionism. Especially because of its sovereign impressionistic painting technique, in which every splash of color carries the meaning. The hustle and bustle is masterfully executed, and at the same time the "Ball" demonstrates how a painter like Renoir could portray the interplay of artificial and natural light. In addition, it is also an interesting historical portrait of the Paris of his time, because it assembles Renoir's colleagues and a number of Renoir's models from that period, which also appeared in other works, to a dancing dance.
Original: oil on canvas.

Reproduction in fine art giclee process on artist canvas, stretched on stretcher bars and framed in elegant real wood framing. Limited edition of 499 copies, with a certificate. Format approx. 69 x 89 cm (H/W). ars mundi special edition.

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Renoir was born in 1841 in Limoges and his works are characterized by his indestructible belief in the life-giving power of nature. The bright colours of its landscapes, the sensual grace of the images of women and young girls with her light laughter witness.

First, Renoir worked as a porcelain painter and studied at the Louvre of Antoine Watteau and François Boucher. In 1862 he began studying at the École of des Beaux Arts to the end of the 60s under the influence of the Barbizon School of plein-air painting. As well as Claude Monet, he developed the Impressionism characteristic loose brush style, with the ever-changing in the light colours. In addition to the landscapes, also portraits emerged by his painter friends and his favorite model Lise Tréhot. In the summer of 1869 he made a series of paintings of the restaurant "La Grenoullière", where he frequently visited with Monet. These light-filled images illustrate particularly clearly his distinctive style of volatile brushstrokes and delicate, bright colours, which can hold the flickering of the air and the sparkle of the water.

Renoir also expressed again with muted tonality and denser brush dealing with works by Courbet and Delacroix. His late work demonstrates tremendous colour power and combined with graphic elements which can be anything, suspecting from his severe rheumatic disease, especially of the hands. With the help of a student of the sculptor Maillol created during this period some bronze sculptures.

The most important painter and printmaker of Impressionism died as an internationally recognized artist on 03.12.1919 in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

Giclée = derived from the French verb gicler meaning "to squirt, spray".

Giclée method is a digital printing process. It is a high-resolution, large-format printout on an inkjet printer with special different coloured or pigment-based inks (usually six to twelve). The colours are light-fast, that is, resistant to harmful UV light. They have a high richness of nuance, contrast and saturation.

The Giclée process is suitable for real art canvas, handmade and watercolor paper and for silk.