The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston is home to the beloved Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting Dance at Bougival. This masterpiece will be joined by two loans from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris to create a trifecta of Renoir beauty. The two paintings on loan are Renoir’s Dance in the City and Dance in the Country. All three paintings depict couples dancing and twirling in true impressionistic style.
These three paintings on display were created by Renoir in 1883. Besides their artistic attraction, they also command a strong presence with their towering size. The Dance at Bougival stands at six feet tall and a couple of feet wide and the other Renoirs are also life sized creations.
This is the second exhibit in the MFA’s “Visiting Masterpiece” series. The first show in 2010 focused on Van Gogh. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam lent the Boston museum The Sower which was shown with the MFA’s painting by Jean-François Millet that originally inspired Van Gogh.
Dancing with Renoir is on display until September 3, 2012 at the MFA.