A new friend at St. George’s church told us about a Renoir exhibit at the Mapfre Foundation. He has lived in Paris and said that if this exhibition were to be hosted there, you could expect a two hour queue and an expensive ticket price. We got right in, and it was free. Yeah Barcelona!
We saw about forty paintings by Renoir, plus some paintings from his contemporaries. Renoir played a major role in creating the Impressionism movement. The largest painting in the exhibit was the Bal du moulin de la Galette (shown above). It was painted in 1876 and reflects average Parisian life: dancing, drinking and eating on a sunny day.
We’ve seen it in books and online, but it was wonderful to see a masterpiece in real life.