Moulin de la Galette

Maurice Utrilloca. 1906 - 1920

Huntington Museum of Art

Huntington Museum of Art

Moulin de la Galette was likely painted during an experimental phase when Utrillo used glue, zinc, or plaster of Paris as a means of creating a unique white color in his work. This painting is characterized by its flat architectural surfaces, the striking white treatment on some of the walls, and linear forms. The subject is that of the Moulin de la Galette, a windmill that became a gathering place for many Parisian artists and the emerging bourgeoisie that was frequently depicted in the artist's work, as well as in that of Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, and Picasso, all of whom were frequent visitors to the establishment.

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  • Title: Moulin de la Galette
  • Creator: Maurice Utrillo
  • Date: ca. 1906 - 1920
  • Physical Dimensions: w20 x h16.25 in.
  • Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Lincoln M. Polan
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: oil on canvas


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