02 Paintings, Streets of Paris, Giovanni Boldini’s Al caffè and Scène de fête, with footnotes, Part #84

Giovanni Boldini (Italian, 1842-1931)
Scène de fête, c. 1889

Oil on canvas
H. 96,8 ; L. 104,7 cm.
Musée d’Orsay

Here, Boldini is certainly depicting the Moulin-Rouge just after it opened in 1889. The establishment quickly became one of the hot spots of Parisian nightlife. The vigorous and dynamic brushstrokes and the liveliness of the red recreate the feeling of fun and freedom…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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