Dance in the City

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Dance in the City
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ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
TypeOil paint on canvas
LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris

Dance in the City is a painting by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir.[1] The 1883 work is in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay.[2] The dancers are model and artist Suzanne Valadon and Renoir's friend Paul Auguste Lhôte.[2][3]

This work, along with companion pieces Dance in the Country and Dance at Bougival, was produced to order for the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel. All three were painted in 1883 featuring two people dancing in different environments (although the woman in Dance in the Country was modelled by Aline Charigot, later Renoir's wife).[4]


  1. ^ Peter Schjeldahl (February 7, 2012). "Renoir at The Frick: Go See "Dance at Bougival"". The New Yorker. Condé Nast. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Pierre Auguste Renoir: City Dance, Country Dance". Musée d'Orsay. 2006. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  3. ^ Sebastian Smee (18 May 2012). "At MFA, dancing the night away in the arms of Renoir". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Dance in the City by Pierre Auguste Renoir". Painting-Planet. Retrieved 15 January 2020.