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Friday Finds 2

When I’m at the musée d’Orsay to see the exhibit on the Second Empire, I will also check out Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870). The Youth of Impressionism. Bazille died at the age of just 28 as a soldier in the Franco-Prussian … Continue reading

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Les Impressionnistes en privé

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, wrote “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” For me, the famous line runs more “In the spring a 40-something French teacher’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of Paris.” I’ll be heading … Continue reading

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Un/une faussaire

French artist Alfred Sisley was born in Paris on October 30, 1839. His parents were British, so Sisley had their citizenship, but he lived most of his life in France. His father was a wealthy silk merchant and his mother … Continue reading

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C’est dans le besoin qu’on reconnaît ses amis

French Impressionist painter Jean Frédéric Bazille was born on December 6, 1841. His wealthy family lived in Montpellier, in the south of France. He was inspired to pursue painting after seeing Eugène Delacroix’s work, but his family wasn’t too supportive. … Continue reading

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