Nega, combined with emancipation – a distinctive feature of the atmosphere of southern France, where the air is always reigning with a sense of freedom and celebration. To transfer the unique spirit of native places with the help of painting, as well as create a multi-figure composition, Basil managed on the canvas “Family collection”. He perfectly coped with filling the plot with a sense of vitality, and arranged the composition in such a way that the characters “feel” themselves in a family way at ease.
The painting is among his most famous works, and in 1869 she was exhibited in the Salon under the name “Family X”. The work is autobiographical, it shows the author’s family.
The canvas is considered one of the brightest examples of realistic impressionism; Such an assessment was awarded for the successful selection of colors, the original solution of light transmission, and the high level of skill with which the figures of people are depicted.