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The artist's Studio on Rue La Condamine, 9 in Paris

Painting, 1870, 98×128 cm

Description of the artwork «The artist's Studio on Rue La Condamine, 9 in Paris»

Workshop Basilio was in the Batignolles quarter. Nearby Manet set up a shop. The center of attraction for artists was famous, a favorite of impressionist cafe "Herba". But to call them began later, in the years of the future Impressionists was called batignolle.

Before us is an ordinary Parisian attic. View over the rooftops from the window, the room is heated furnace, it's probably winter. You should pay close attention to characters. Random people here. On the left climbs the stairs to Emile Zola. Pausing, he talks with sitting down Renoir. Later Zola would write a novel "Creativity", and most artists will quarrel with him, knowing his traits in the character of the work, artist, loser Claude Lanthier. But while the characters are clearly engaged in conversation, and he is still friendly. The center attracts the attention of a tall figure with palette in hand - next to a picture is the Basil. And in front of the artist himself put of Edouard Manet, whom he regarded as his teacher, and Claude Monet – a close friend (Monet in the hat). According to legend, after seeing this painting, Edouard Manet took the brush and added a few touches to the image of Basil, giving the figure more similarities with the prototype. In the right corner plays the piano each Frederick Basile – Edmond Meter, an Amateur musician.

This picture is one of the last works of Basil. Soon the road depicted disperse. After the spring Salon Basile went to her parents in Montpellier, where with passion worked up to the Aug. Then signed up as a volunteer and after three months died in the Franco-Prussian war. Renoir – enlisted in the cuirassiers, and left for Bordeaux. Monet moved with his family to Le Havre.

"The artist's Studio on the Rue La Condamine" has not only artistic value, it is still important evidence, document of the era, which shows people who changed the world of art. And they don't know about the role they happen to play (the First impressionist exhibition will be opened only in 1874), and gladly in the case of the financial help of his generous friend Basil.

Author: Alain AsoloVA
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About the artwork

Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Interior

Style of art: Impressionism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1870

Size: 98×128 cm

Artwork in selections: 23 selections