Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Women Working Outdoors - Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848–1884)

Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884) Harvesting Potatoes in October 1878

Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848–1884), was born in the village of Damvillers, where his father grew grapes in a vineyard to support the family. His grandfather also lived in the village; his garden had fruit trees of apple, pear, & peach espaliered up high walls. Bastien fought in the Franco-Prussian war & returned home to paint the villagers. In 1873, he painted his grandfather in the garden, a painting which became a favorite for its naturalistic qualities. These paintings of village women are also sensitive & realistic.
Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884) In the Field

Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884) Haymaking 1877

Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884) At Harvest Time

Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884) London Flower Seller


Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884)  Oil Study for Haymakers


Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884) Going to School


Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884) Joan of Arc


Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884) Lepage La Faneuse au Repos 1881


Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884) Lepage Resting Peasants or Haymakers 1877


Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884) Rural Love


Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884) Young Peasant Woman


Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884) The Wood Gather detail


Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884) The Artist's Mother 1877

Jules Bastien-Lepage (French painter, 1848-1884) Self Portrait