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A Casual Voyeur’s Mini-Tour of Paris Through Art

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Bal du moulin de la Galette (Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette) 1876. Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883). The Monet Family in Their Garden at Argenteuil, 1874. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Joan Whitney Payson, 1975 (1976.201.14)

Champ d'avoine (Oat Field) by Claude Monet. In 1872, he painted Impression, Sunrise ) depicting a Le Havre port landscape. From the painting's title, art critic Louis Leroy coined the term "Impressionism", which he intended as disparagement but which the Impressionists appropriated for themselves.