As the diffuse reflection, the real color of shadow is the reflected color of the objects surrounding them. There are a great many people scattering on this painting reproductions, with shadow of leaves on them. The dance garden is enjoying the lazy and brilliant sunshine in the afternoon, and some people are sitting on the benches with leaping lights on their dresses. They are chatting, smiling, drinking, and cheering. If standing before this painting, you could smell the sunshine.
Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, shows a richness of form, a fluidity of brush stroke, and a flickering light. For better observation, artist leaned forward slightly and layered these working class Parisians over the Sunday afternoon corner from high angles. Looking at this Renoir painting sale, the audience could smell the lazy but brilliant feeling like the passers-by.
In later posts, we will talk about Fernando Botero.