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Paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir


Portrait of Frederic Bazille Painting The Heron with Wings Unfurled by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Portrait of Frédéric Bazille Painting The Heron with                              Wings Unfurled by Pierre-Auguste Renoir                                            (41-3/8x29 inches) is found in the                                            Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
Portrait of Frédéric Bazille Painting The Heron with Wings Unfurled by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (41-3/8x29 inches) is found in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

Portrait of Frédéric Bazille Painting The Heron with Wings Unfurled by Pierre-Auguste Renoir was completed in 1867, several years before the first Impressionist exhibition.

In 1862 Frédéric Bazille enrolled in the studio run by Charles Gleyre. Along with his studio mates Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley, Pierre-Auguste Renoir embraced the newest directions in contemporary art: the realism of Edouard Manet and Gustave Courbet and the naturalism of plein air painting advocated by the Barbizon School. Over the years the aspiring painters shared several studios, bouncing ideas off one another and giving each other encouragement. In the background of Portrait of Frédéric Bazille Painting The Heron with Wings Unfurled, Renoir has replicated a snow scene by Claude Monet.

For another appearance by Claude Monet in the background of one of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's works, see the next page.

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