Paintings by Frederic Bazille


Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870) is one of the lesser known Impressionists -- perhaps because he was killed in battle during the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, before the Impressionist group really saw much success.

Like other young Impressionists, he greatly admired Edouard Manet, and like another young artist of the group, Henri Fantin-Latour, he painted his colleagues assembled around Manet in the studio on rue de la Condamine.

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Go to the next page to see Frédéric Bazille's portrait of the group of Impressionist artists around the great Edouard Manet.

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The Studio on the rue de la Condamine by Frederic Bazille

Frédéric Bazille's The Studio on the rue de la Condamine is an oil on canvas (38-5/8 x 50-5/8 inches), which can be seen at Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
Frédéric Bazille's The Studio on the rue de la Condamine is an oil on canvas (38-5/8 x 50-5/8 inches), which can be seen at Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

Frédéric Bazille painted The Studio on the rue de la Condamine (1870). Bazille depicted a gathering of like-minded friends in the studio he shared with Pierre-Auguste Renoir. At the left, seated on a table, Renoir looks up to talk to Zola, who is on the stairs. In the center, Bazille shows Edouard Manet one of his recent works, while Monet stands behind him. Bazille's close friend Edmond Maitre plays the piano at the right. Each of these men appeared in Henri Fantin-Latour's formal group portrait, but Bazille's approach is more intimate and natural.

Frédéric Bazille followed Edouard Manet's example and posed his family in the open air on a terrace in his home in Montpellier. See this plein air Impressionist painting next.

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The Artist's Family on a Terrace near Montpellier by Frederic Bazille

The Artist's Family on a Terrace near Montpellier by Frédéric Bazille is an oil on canvas (59-7/8 x 89-3/8 inches). It can be seen at Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
The Artist's Family on a Terrace near Montpellier by Frédéric Bazille is an oil on canvas (59-7/8 x 89-3/8 inches). It can be seen at Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

Frédéric Bazille's The Artist's Family on a Terrace near Montpellier (1867) shows his admiration for Edouard Manet. Manet's pioneering formulations for modern-life painting is evident in this painting of Bazille's family on a terrace outside their home in Montpellier. Clear color, simple massing of forms, and attention to the natural action of light recalls the spontaneous freshness of Manet's Music in the Tuileries Garden.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Debra N. Mancoff is an art historian and lecturer and the author of numerous books on nineteenth-century European and American paintings. She is a scholar in residence at the Newberry Library.