Arts Everyday Living: Impressionist Comrades in Art—Renoir’s Tribute to Bazille

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IMPRESSIONIST COMRADES IN ART

RENOIR’S TRIBUTE TO BAZILLE

 

 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Frederic Bazille, 1867, oil on canvas, Musee Fabre, Montpellier, France

Detail

….that pure-hearted gentle knight.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir about Frederic Bazille

In 1867, French Impressionists Frederic Bazille (1841-1870) and Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) were sharing a studio in Paris where the latter artist immortalized his tall friend in the portrait above. Bazille’s premature death a few years later in the Franco-Prussian War, represented a considerable loss to posterity.

*Quote from Renoir, My Father by Jean Renoir.

To view Bazille’s tribute to Renoir, click:

Bazille and Renoir: The Art of Friendship

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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