Pierre Renoir’s famous trio “Dance in the Village”, “Dance in the City” and “Dance in Bougival” was written in 1883. There is no exact information why the artist wanted to write a series of pictures of dancing couples. All pictures contain one plot, we see a dancing couple in them. The painting “Dance in the Village” is distinguished by the fact that we can fully consider the beautiful happy face of the girl.
Unlike the other two paintings, where the girl is back to us, or half-turn. The author has depicted a couple dancing on the terrace. On the right you can see a small table where cups and plates were placed on the tablecloth. The background is a lush green crown of trees. And if you start imagining, you can imagine how the couple sat at a tea party, when suddenly they heard the sounds of a waltz and started to dance.
The heroes of this picture are the close people of Renoir, namely his wife and friend. The girl is dressed in a ceremonial light dress in a small pattern, on her yellow gloves and a neat cherry-colored hat. In her right hand, the girl holds a fan, which she apparently was swinging on a hot day before the dance. Her face is red-cheeked. One can understand from the face that she is glad to be here. We do not see the face of the man, but one can notice his stubble, which gives him manliness. The man is dressed in a classic suit. From closed eyes and a slight smile, one can understand that he, too, enjoys the actions taking place.
The picture is clear and memorable. You do not need to be a professional to understand what the author wanted to convey to us. The meaning of the picture is that we know how to enjoy life and understand that the moment is beautiful when we are with our loved ones. Simplicity made Renoir famous she also gave more value to his canvases. Every year, paintings by Renoir are sold for a lot of money at auctions.