Jules Bastien-Lepage

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Bastien-Lepage, Jules


Born Nov. 1, 1848, in Dam-villers, Champagne; died Dec. 10, 1884, in Paris. French artist.

Bastien-Lepage studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris (from 1867). He painted realistic pictures of peasant life (The Haymakers, 1877, the Louvre, Paris; Love in the Village, 1882, A. S. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow), portraits, and historical pictures (Joan of Arc, 1879; Metropolitan Museum, New York). He sometimes idealized religious and patriarchal principles. To intensify the truthfulness of a painting he made partial use of the plein air style.


Theuriet, A. j. Bastien-Lepage. . . . Paris, 1885.
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