Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870) is not the first artist to come to mind when we think of Impressionism. Yet his work, carried out over a short period (he died at 29 on the battlefield), reflects a watershed moment in painting: the art of integrating portraiture into landscape on the same canvas. Beautiful pieces with nudes, portraits, life scenes, and still lifes reflect the culture and art that was at the forefront at the time. From Renoir in Paris, Bazille learned and eventually mastered to perfection his work with light.
This rare exhibit brings together a majority of Bazille's paintings scattered between New York, Washington, Chicago, Berlin, Tokyo, and Paris. Held in the painter's hometown, this exhibition will appeal to all art lovers, who will be pleased, as well, by the presence of pieces by Monet, Manet, and Sisley.
‘Frédéric Bazille, la jeunesse de l'impressionnisme'
39, boulevard Bonne Nouvelle
From 25 June to 16 October 2016
Every day, except Mondays, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.