Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870). The Youth of Impressionism.

Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870). The Youth of Impressionism.

From November 15th, 2016 until March 5th, 2017, Musée d'Orsay will be dedicating a fascinating exhibition to the French Impressionist painter Frédéric Bazille.

Entitled “Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870). The Youth of Impressionism.”, the exhibition will hold around 60 paintings by this great artist.

Inspired by some works of the French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix, Bazille developed a keen interest in painting, at a very early age. In 1862, he moved from Montpellier, his hometown, to Paris in order to continue his studies, and there he met the founder of French Impressionist painting, the prolific artist Claude Monet.

Despite the fact that a considerable part of his works reveals a deep influence by the mid-19th-century Realist art movement as well as Monet’s style, Bazille proved to be one of the most influential artistic figures of his period, who left a unique mark in the world of Art.

Guests staying at our Grands Hotels Parisiens are within a stone’s throw from Musée d’Orsay. So, whether you are resident at Hotel Powers, Hotel Plaza Tour Eiffel, or our Grand Hotel du Palais Royal, consider paying a visit to this wonderful exhibition.


“Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870). The Youth of Impressionism.” is curated by:

Michel Hilaire, General Heritage Curator, Musée Fabre, Montpellier

Paul Perrin, Curator, Musée d’Orsay

Kimberly Jones, Associate Curator of French Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.


This exhibition “Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870). The Youth of Impressionism.” will move to the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., from April 9 until July 9, 2017.