April 9 - July 9, 2017
National Gallery of Art - East Building

Despite his contributions to the birth of impressionism, Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870) remains relatively unknown. A thematic presentation of 75 works—including paintings by contemporaries such as Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir—will bring to light Bazille’s place as a central figure in the movement. Several examples from the Gallery’s collection, which houses the largest group of Bazille’s works outside of France, will be featured in the first major American exhibition on the artist in almost 25 years. Paintings by his predecessors, Gustave Courbet and Théodore Rousseau, compared with those of Bazille, explore the sources and influences on his limited but visionary oeuvre.

The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington; the Musée Fabre, Montpellier; and the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

National Gallery of Art - East Building 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001

Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism at the National Gallery of Art

When
April 9 - July 9, 2017
Where
National Gallery of Art - East Building
4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
Frédéric Bazille, Portraits of the *** Family, called The Family Gathering, 1867, oil on canvas, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, purchased with the assistance of Marc Bazille, 1905

April 9 - July 9, 2017
National Gallery of Art - East Building

Despite his contributions to the birth of impressionism, Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870) remains relatively unknown. A thematic presentation of 75 works—including paintings by contemporaries such as Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir—will bring to light Bazille’s place as a central figure in the movement. Several examples from the Gallery’s collection, which houses the largest group of Bazille’s works outside of France, will be featured in the first major American exhibition on the artist in almost 25 years. Paintings by his predecessors, Gustave Courbet and Théodore Rousseau, compared with those of Bazille, explore the sources and influences on his limited but visionary oeuvre.

The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington; the Musée Fabre, Montpellier; and the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

 

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