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Paintings by Frederic Bazille

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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