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Art appreciation

Comparison of two paintings

Words by Terrie Dai

1. The Artist’s Studio on the rue de la Condamine

 

Title: The Artist’s Studio on the rue de la Condamine

Artist:Bazille· Frederic(1841-1870)

Work Date: 1870

Materials: Oil on canvas

Size: h98 x w128.5 cm
Collection: Musee d’Orsay, Paris

 

 

Appreciation

 

 

Inside his studio, Bazille is showing one of his picture to fellow artist Claude Monet and Edouard Manet (with the hat). Played the piano on the right,is Edmond Maître.To the left is Pierre Auguste Renoir (seated) ,deep in conversation with the writer Zola (Standing on stairs). It is a fascinating glimpse into the world of the artist at that time, his friends and everyday surroundings. The picture itself also shows Bazille’s bold modelling of figures, and the broad handling of colours that became his hallmark.

 

 

About Artist

 

Jean-Frédéric Bazille, was a French painter associated with the Impressionists. 1841 born in Montpellier. He left home in 1860 to study medicine in Paris. But his passion for painting overcame the obligation。 He soon left school to pursue art. It was during these formative years that he met fellow painters Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley, who would join Bazille in founding the revolutionary Impressionist movement of the late nineteenth century.He was killed in battle in the war with Prussia in 1870, at the age of only 29.

 

 

 

欣賞

 

 

在弗雷德里克巴齊耶的畫室裡,他正向莫奈和馬奈(戴帽者)展示自己的畫作。右邊彈鋼琴的是梅特爾。左邊坐在樓梯下的雷諾阿正在和樓梯上的左拉交談。這裡記錄了一個珍貴的場景,聚集在這裡的朋友們,都是後來最重要的藝術家。不像其他印象派畫家一樣廢棄線條,巴齊耶的用色十分豐富,注重造型,輪廓清晰,寫實,這是巴齊耶獨特的風格。

 

 

關於藝術家

 

 

讓·弗雷德里克·巴齊,是法國印象派畫家。1841出生於蒙彼利埃。1860年他離開家鄉到巴黎學醫,但是他對繪畫產生了熱情。他很快就離開學校而轉學藝術。在那個時期,他認識了畫家莫奈,雷諾阿,西斯萊。十九世紀後期,這些畫家們發起了一場繪畫史上的革命運動,創立了印象主義。1870年巴齊耶參加與普魯士作戰中陣亡,終年只有29歲。

 

 

作品名稱:藝術家的畫室

藝術家:費雷德里克·巴齊耶

創作日期: 1870

材料:油彩,畫布

尺寸:h98 x w128.5 cm
收藏:奧賽美術館,巴黎

 

 

2. A Studio at Les Batignolles

 

Title: A Studio at Les Batignolles

Artist:Henry • Latour (1836-1904)

Work Date: 1870

Materials: Oil on canvas

Size: h204xw273.5cm
Collection: Musee d’Orsay, Paris

 

Appreciation

 

Les Batignolles was the district where Manet and many of the future Impressionists lived. Fantin-Latour, a quiet observer of this period, has gathered around Manet, presented as the leader of the school, a number of young artists with innovative ideas: from left to right, we can recognise Otto Schölderer, a German painter who had come to France to get to know Courbet's followers, a sharp-faced Manet, sitting at his easel; Auguste Renoir, wearing a hat; Zacharie Astruc, a sculptor and journalist; Emile Zola, the spokesman of the new style of painting; Edmond Maître, a civil servant at the Town Hall; Frédéric Bazille, who was killed a few months later during the 1870 war, at the age of twenty-six; and lastly, Claude Monet.

 

About Artist

 

HenriFantin-Latour(1836-1904) grew up in Paris where he studied painting with his father. Although friendly with contemporary painters and writers, Fantin gradually withdrew from this active society to paint group portraits and still lifes in his own conservative style. His work strongly influenced the symbolist movement of the late 19th Century.

 

 

 

 

 

 欣賞

 

 

亨利•拉圖爾也在1870年畫了一幅的“巴迪儂畫室”,畫中印象派小團體的著名畫家們,真實細膩。穿淺色褲子坐著畫畫的是馬奈,雕塑家阿斯特魯是他的模特。後面站著的從左到右分別是:德國畫家斯歇爾德雷,雷諾阿,作家左拉,公務員梅特爾,畫家弗雷德里克•巴齊耶和莫奈。

 

 

關於藝術家

 

 

亨利·拉圖爾(1836-1904)在巴黎長大,和他的父親學習繪畫。他雖然和很多印象派畫家是朋友,但是他的風格卻是較為保守的,他最擅長的的是花卉靜物畫,他的藝術家群像,記錄了歷史的珍貴時刻。他的作品強烈影響了19世紀後期的象徵主義運動。

 

 

作品名稱:巴迪儂畫室

藝術家:亨利•拉圖爾

創作日期: 1870

材料:油彩,畫布

尺寸:h204xw273.5cm

收藏:奧賽美術館,巴黎