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Frederic Bazille

Posted on June 9, 2019 at 4:25 PM

FREDERIC BAZILLE (1841-1870)



 

Bazille was a French Impressionist painter. Many of his paintings are “figure paintings” in which he places the subject within a landscape painted en plein air. He begain painting after seeing the work of Eugene Delacroix. He moved to Paris in 1862 and met Pierre-Auguste Renior and Alfred Sisley. He failed the medical exam his parents made him take because they agreed to ifnance his art studies only if he studied medicine at the same time. His close friends included Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley and Edouard Manet. He often heped support his friends with his money. His best knows works were “The Pind Dress, Musee d’Orsay. His best knows painting is “Family Reunion. Bazille died on the battlefield in the Franco-Prussian War.

 

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