View of the Village Frederic Bazille Buy Art Prints Now
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Tom Gurney BSc (Hons) is an art history expert with over 20 years experience
Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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View of the village is a stunning painting that shows how well Frederic Bazille understood art. The French impressionist painter takes his time to come up with an amazing piece of a lovely country girl posing to be painted with a village on the backdrop.

This painting was developed in 1868, and it is among the best pieces that Frederic Bazille develop throughout his lifetime. It is believed that between the year 1864 and 1868, Frederic Bazille worked on open air portraitures which showcased different women with different villages on their backdrops. These paintings confirmed his keen eye for minor details and showed how diverse Frederic Bazille's painting skills were.

Just like many of his previous paintings, Frederic Bazille used oil on canvas to come up with this incredible piece. The technique is also seen being used to develop some of his greatest paintings, such as Bazille's studio. His ability to use this technique was unquestionably remarkable. With oil on canvas technique, Frederic Bazille could come up with anything he set his mind.

It is remarkable how Bazille was able to come up with every single detail distinctly and yet seamlessly. Despite his main focus being the young beautiful country girl, Frederic Bazille is seen putting more effort on the village in the background. He then blends the distinct pieces to come up with an outstanding painting that is not only unique but also rich with details. He makes sure the woman stands out by giving her an impressive finish. Her clothes are well painted with the scarf neatly wrapped around her neck.

He then goes ahead to add such a wonderful expression on the woman’s face. That alone brings life to the painting and makes the whole piece to look astonishingly impressive. In the background, a river is seen flowing. The dense vegetation cover is done perfectly to ensure that it adds significant beauty to the painting, but he ensures it is not vibrant enough to cause a distraction. What makes the painting even more astounding is the view of the village, which is also referred to as Castelnau-le-Lez. He cleverly places it on the slope in the background making the painting to look extraordinary. It is indeed a unique piece of art that showcases how talented Frederic Bazille was. The View of the village is currently located in Musee Fabre, Montpellier.