Remembering Impressions of Friends
The Impressionists really were a group of artistic colleagues that, amicably or not, agreed to record beautifully “the good parts” of their real lives during their quickly passing era. Below are three group glimpses of their idealized moments in history.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s remembrance of the Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette at an open air cafe in a Paris suburb, featuring many of Renoir’s friends and models:
(Please click on all 3 images below to see them larger and in more detail, because the smaller sizes do not represent them sufficiently.)
Henri Fantin-Latour painted a group of The Impressionists, including Manet, Renoir, the critic Zola, Bazille, and Monet in A Studio in the Batignolles:
Frédéric Bazille’s painting The Artist’s Studio, depicting several of his artworks in progress along with himself (standing tall leaning on the easel), Manet, and likely Monet:
All three of the above paintings are generally displayed at the Musée d’Orsay in France. © All rights reserved by the respective artists and their copyright holders.
I left out some other Impressionist group images, such as Luncheon of the Boating Party, intentionally – to give them emphasis hopefully on a later date.
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