Paysage au bord du Lez (1870) by Frederic Bazille

Paysage au bord du Lez - Frederic Bazille - 1870

Artwork Information

TitlePaysage au bord du Lez
ArtistFrederic Bazille
Date1870
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions54 1/4 x 79 3/4 in (137.8 x 202.5 cm)
Current LocationMinneapolis Institute of Arts
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About Paysage au bord du Lez

Frederic Bazille was a prominent French Impressionist painter born in Montpellier, France, in 1841. He was born into affluence from a family with strong roots in Southern France. Because of his parents’ support of his artistic inclination, Frederic gave up his studies to pursue painting full time. Many of Bazille’s major works feature figure paintings within a landscape painted en plein air.

One such work is Paysage Au Bord Du Lez or Landscape by the Lez River created in 1870. It depicts a serene and peaceful landscape by the river, with lush greenery beautifully highlighted by the sunlight peaking through the trees.

Bazille was heavily influenced by Manet and became an early patron of Impressionism along with close friends Monet and Renoir. His contribution to art ended prematurely due to his death at age 29 during the war of 1870.

Reproductions of Paysage Au Bord Du Lez can be commissioned in canvas, watercolor paper, and poster paper mediums – satisfying art lovers looking for different sizes fitting their requirements.

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