Frédéric Bazille – (1841-1870)
The Artist’s Studio, Rue de la Condamine.
1870. Oil on canvas. Musée d’Orsay, Paris
This is probably Bazille’s most celebrated painting, set in his new studio in Paris. You can see Emile Zola, on the stairs, talking with Renoir. Bazille, the tall figure is presenting a new work to Edouard Manet (with the hat) and Claude Monet. Whilst his friend Maître plays at the piano. The figure of Bazille was painted by Manet. The painting is now considered an historical statement rather than an artistic work, showing the protagonists in Harmony.
Bazille was killed later on that year in the Franco-Prussian War.
A Better copy of the painting can be found by scrolling down to the Photo Album.