Bazille’s Studio; 9 rue de la Condamine (1870) by Frederic Bazille

Bazille's Studio; 9 rue de la Condamine - Frederic Bazille - 1870

Artwork Information

TitleBazille's Studio; 9 rue de la Condamine
ArtistFrederic Bazille
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions38 1/2 x 50 1/2 in. (98 x 128.5 cm)
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris

About Bazille's Studio; 9 rue de la Condamine

The artwork titled “Bazille’s Studio; 9 rue de la Condamine” was created by Frederic Bazille in 1870. This oil on canvas is a representation of the interior genre and exemplifies the Impressionist movement. It measures 38 1/2 by 50 1/2 inches (98 by 128.5 cm) and is currently housed in the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

The artwork depicts an artist’s studio filled with various figures, presumably artists and visitors, engaging in different activities. One can observe the tall windows allowing natural light to enter and illuminate the room, highlighting the importance of lighting, a characteristic feature of Impressionism. Several large canvases lean against the walls, and some are hung, providing a glimpse into the artist’s works and possibly the works of his contemporaries. The figures are dressed in the fashion typical of the time, suggesting a casual gathering or a working day amongst colleagues. The use of loose brushstrokes grants vitality to the scene, conveying a sense of immediacy and the everyday life of the artist’s environment. Overall, the artwork serves as a cultural artifact, offering insight into the communal and collaborative atmosphere of the Impressionist artists of the time.

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