Dance in the Country

Dance in the Country
Artist Renoir
Year 1883
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Dimensions 71 in × 35 in
180 cm × 90 cm
Famous Paintings by Renoir
Le déjeuner des Canotiers
Bal du moulin de la Galette
La Grenouillère
The Swing (La Balançoire)
Two Sisters (On the Terrace)
Two Young Girls at the Piano
A Girl with a Watering Can
Dance in the Country
By the Seashore

Pierre-Auguste Renoir created many beautiful paintings in his lifetime, including Dance in the Country. This is an oil painting that is currently housed in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.


This piece was ordered in 1882 for Paul Durand-Ruel, who kept it until 1919, when Renoir passed away. He wanted art that featured the theme of a ball in unique detail. Renoir used inspiration from his trips to Italy and Raphael, who was also an influential painter.


Dance in the Country features a man, Paul Lothe, and a woman, Aline Charigot, dancing with each other on a balcony. These life-size figures are holding each other close, the woman has a smile on her face and her body is wrapped around the man’s. She’s facing the viewer while the man has his face on the side of the woman. There is a table to the side, but the dancers take up most of the space. There are warm colors used except for the dark suit that the man is wearing.

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