The Moulin Rouge, much represented at the time by the artists as a symbol of a Parisian bohemia, emerges from the city landscape. In a nocturnal atmosphere, which the colorist skillfully works, sensations of that zone of the city are represented through the planning of its structure and by marking, here and there, the human movement. Painted in Paris in the early nineties where Sousa Lopes was living as a pensioner, the painting reveals a clear influence of Claude Monet. The blurring of the outlines or the media screen between the viewer and the subject reflect a treatment with Impressionist references. In a dominant tone of dark browns appear small red balls that adorn the mill, manifestation of a proper taste by the chromatic valorization of elements of the composition.


  • Title: The Moulin Rouge (nighttime)
  • Creator: Adriano Sousa Lopes
  • Date Created: c. 1910
  • Physical Dimensions: 27 cm x 35 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on wood

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