The Bazille staredown

1867 painting with a death stare

The staring eyes of this portrait intently gazed at my girlfriend and I as we sat on the bench to the left of this painting. We tried to relax on the Art Institute bench, but the Bazille family kept looking over at us. We eventually had to depart our bench in the gallery. The Bazilles had won.

Image credit: Jean Frédéric Bazille. Family Reunion, 1867. Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

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Sparx
10 years ago

Wow. This is the most one-sided staring contest I’ve ever seen!

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