Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Morning Museum: The Barbizon School

The Barbizon School – France in the mid-Nineteenth Century
The Barbizon school of painters were part of an art movement towards Realism in art, which arose in the context of the dominant Romantic Movement of the time. The Barbizon school was active roughly from 1830 through 1870. It takes its name from the village of Barbizon, France, near the Forest of Fontainebleau, where many of the artists gathered. Some of the most prominent features of this school are its tonal qualities, color, loose brushwork, and softness of form. – Wikipedia.org

In addition to Constant Troyon (see art example below), other members of this school include Theodore Rousseau and Charles-François Daubigny.

Country Woman Riding a Donkey by Constant Troyon (1810-1865)

Last Monday’s Art – The Ashcan School
Next Monday’s Art – Baroque Art

Top of post: “The Barbizon School” graphic created by Adrean Darce Brent
Below: “Monday Morning Museum” logo created by Adrean Darce Brent

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