Frederic Bazille - Beach at Sainte-Adresse 1865

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Beach at Sainte-Adresse 1865

Beach at Sainte-Adresse 1865
58x139cm oil/canvas
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

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From High Museum of Art, Atlanta:
On a windy, overcast day on the northern coast of France, fishing boats ply the choppy waters. In this unsentimental portrait of a beach near the city of Le Havre, whose skyline is visible in the distance, Bazille recorded the daily activities of people who worked hard to make their living from nature. The Beach at Sainte-Adresse was one of a pair of paintings commissioned from the artist by his uncle, and its unusual horizontal format resulted from its intended placement over a door.