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  The Four Realities of the Moulin de La Galette  By Preeti Philip Pierre- Auguste Renoir    ( 1890-1915) Dance at the Moulin de la Galette (1870)  Location  Musee d’Orsay, Paris . (Image source: Google Arts and Culture)             The setting is a beautiful Sunday afternoon, rosy cheeked young girls dance with handsome young men as the warm afternoon sun filters through the leaves. Renoir’s loose brushstrokes catch the fleeting play of light that dot the entire canvas to give this impressionist masterpiece a feeling of vibrancy. The crowd is mainly working-class people, many of whom were known to him; fellow artists, writers and models.  We can almost hear the flirtatious laughter and the clinking of glasses; the painting is a snapshot of Parisian life in the 1870’s. Undoubtedly, Auguste Renoir was an artistic giant and the ‘Moulin de la Galette’ his most celebrated work. One of the leading artists of the impressionist movement