Arts Everyday Living: Return of Frederic Bazille-Friend & Colleague of Monet & Renoir

Reposted blog.

 

 

 

RETURN OF FREDERIC BAZILLE

FRIEND & COLLEAGUE OF MONET & RENOIR

 

 

Frederic Bazille, View of the Village, 1868, oil on canvas, Montpellier, Musee Fabre, Montpellier, France

I can’t wait to get down to work at Meric; I intend to have the girl from Saint-Sauveur sit for me…..

George Bazille, Letter to his parents, spring, 1868

French Impressionist Frederic Bazille (1841-1870), along with his friends Monet, Renoir, and Sisley, was one of the early leaders of the then avant-garde movement during its development during the 1860s.  However, with his death in 1870 on the battlefield during the Franco-Prussian War, his artistic contributions have faded with time.  Although the National Gallery of Art’s exhibition, Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism, now in Washington, D.C., is helping to restore his reputation.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

 

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