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Musée d’Orsay: Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870). La jeunesse de l’impressionnisme.

“Comment regarder l’oeuvre de Frédéric Bazille, mort au combat en 1870 lors de la guerre franco-prussienne alors qu’il n’était âgé que de 28 ans ? Si ses premières toiles sont clairement celles d’un peintre en devenir, influencé par le réalisme ou son ami Monet, l’artiste a néanmoins achevé de nombreux chefs-d’oeuvre, dans lesquels s’affirme progressivement son génie singulier.”

Source: Musée d’Orsay: Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870). La jeunesse de l’impressionnisme.

For the English version click here.

… if you happen to be in Paris this exhibition is worth a look. If you’re not, then look up the painter. He died at 28 and was one of the early impressionists. I love his work.

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21 comments on “Musée d’Orsay: Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870). La jeunesse de l’impressionnisme.

  1. Steve Ruis
    February 22, 2017

    As a fan of impressionism, I am somewhat surprised to never have encountered him before … or as I am somewhat long in the tooth, maybe I did and have just forgotten. Thanks for this post.

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  2. Tish Farrell
    February 22, 2017

    Thanks for the intro to this artist. What a loss. The range of his creativity is breathtaking for one so young. Strong undercurrents of ‘tristesse’ I feel.

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  3. kjennings952
    February 22, 2017

    Looks like a great excuse to go to Paris 😉

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  4. kjennings952
    February 22, 2017

    It’s not always about you! I want to go!

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  5. acflory
    February 22, 2017

    -grin- I managed to read it in French! Yay, me, haven’t forgotten everything. -cough-
    And it is a beautiful painting. Really does make you wonder what he might have produced, had he managed to survive that war. Why oh why do artists go to war? Such a waste. Or should I say, more of a waste than normal. 😦

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    • metan
      February 23, 2017

      Aiming my boot at your backside here Meeks! People who don’t have an artistic talent are better off going to war than artists?

      (I know what you really meant though)

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      • acflory
        February 23, 2017

        Erm….no….oh god, I didn’t even think of that until just now, reading your comment. I think I need to take my foot out of my mouth and stick it where it hurts. I hope you know how much I hate war, period???

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      • metan
        February 23, 2017

        Yes, I do! 😉

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      • acflory
        February 23, 2017

        😀

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      • Yes! Also, it’s apparently okay if someone ugly dies because whenever a pretty woman dies one of the things people say is “awww, and she was so pretty!”

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      • metan
        February 23, 2017

        Yep, unattractive hardworking poor people can die and it’s not worth mentioning. Pretty, rich, pointless people bite the dust and it’s a tragedy…

        You know what also pisses me off, it’s when someone who was an utter asshole dies and no one says anything but how good they were. No! Admit they were an asshole and that we won’t miss them!

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      • LOL that’s the “rule”.

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      • metan
        February 23, 2017

        Never been too good with rules!
        I generally keep my mouth shut until after the funeral though… 😀

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  6. belasbrightideas
    February 23, 2017

    I can see why! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Linn
    February 23, 2017

    Beautiful pictures. I wish I could hang one in my living room.
    When I bought a new apartment I tried to find some nice art to hang on the walls, but everything I found basically looked the same. One place only had pictures of clowns. Ugh. *Shudders*
    Anything nice is too damn expensive.

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  8. midihideaways
    February 27, 2017

    I seem to remember that the Fabre in Montpellier has some kind of connection with Bazille – memory is a little sketchy – or perhaps it was a temporary exhibition?

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