Batignolles Group The Batignolles Group were the artists friends Edouard Manet, Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, and Henri Fantin-Latour. In 1870, Fantin-Latour painted the group in his atelier. The group took its name from the Batignolles Quarter in Paris, where the artists chose to meet at Café Guerbois. The name adopted by the early representatives of Impressionism before the press mocked the group over the name of one of their paintings, and subsequently branded all as impressionists. The impressionists The group went on to have great impact on modern art. While today, we regard their works as neat and innocent, they were nothing but in their time. hence, contemporary art owes a great deal to the courage and non-conformity of those artists.