Wednesday, January 18
Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870). The Youth of Impressionism.
"How should we consider the work of Frédéric Bazille, who died in combat in 1870 during the Franco-Prussian War aged just 28? Although his early paintings are clearly those of a budding painter, influenced by Realism and by his friend Monet, he nevertheless went on to complete numerous masterpieces in which he gradually asserted his unique talent. Around sixty paintings have come to us, each one a challenge, another milestone for the young artist, enabling us to follow his progress towards the increasingly personal expression of his 'temperament', in the words of the time. ..."
Musée d'Orsay (Video)
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