Painting together

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Painting together

Who? Where? When?


When we see Impressionism as an art-movement it is interesting to see which artists painted together, where and when? On another page you will find a chronological overview. On this page you will find some important collaborations.


Painting in the Fontainebleau forest:
Fontainebleau is a forest about 60km south-east of Paris. Monet, Renoir, Sisley and Bazille wanted to paint en-plein-air inspired by the Barbizon-painters. All four being pupils of Gleyre, they formed one of the circles of friends. Their painting in Fontainebleau is an important step for the impressionist art-movement. They went there many times during the years 1862-1871 (R30; R31), but it is not always clear who went when, see.
In April 1863 Renoir, Monet, Bazille and Sisley stayed at Auberge du Cheval-Blanc in Chailly-en-Bière (R30,p9; R22, p49). They also stayed in Hôtel du Lion in Chailly-en-Bière (west of Fontainebleau), where Monet one time was wounded.  Maybe in Spring 1865, with Pissarro, but without Bazille (R30,p9). In 1865 Monet worked on his large painting ‘Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe’ partly in his studio and partly in Chailly (R22,p58; Denvir claims this was in Marlotte; R5,p35). They often stayed at ‘Cabaret de la Mère Anthony’ in Marlotte (R3) south of Fontainebleau, the Inn which Renoir painted in 1866, with Jules le Coeur standing and Sisley with the hat on (R31,no4). In Februar 1866 Sisley, Renoir and Jules le Coeur painted in the surroundings of Marlotte (where le Coeur had bought a house in 1865), Milly and Courances (R166,p91). By then Monet and Bazille were working in Chailly-en-Bière (R166,p91). In 1865 Renoir lives there with his brother Edmond and met Courbet (R30,p9). From February till April Renoir stays frequently with Sisley and Le Coeur in Marlotte (R31,p295). In the summer of 1866 Renoir alternately stays with Jules le Coeur and in ‘Mère Anthony’ (R30,p9). In July 1867 Renoir portrayed Lise Tréhot also in Chailly-en-Bière, see S1868-2113 (R30,no22). 



Saint-Siméon Farm:
The Saint-Siméon Farm in Honfleur was a sort of artists colony. Many painters often dwelled there like Boudin, Cals, Monet and Para-impressionists like Jongkind.


La Grénouillère:
September 1869 Monet and Renoir painted together in La Grénouillère.


At Monet in Argenteuil around 1874:
Several painters visited Monet in Argenteuil and painted together, including Renoir and Manet.


La Jour et la Nuit:
La Jour et la Nuit had to be a publication of etchings.