Corot to Monet: French Landscape Painting

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By the late 18th century, the practice of painting outdoors ("en plein air") was widespread, especially in Italy, where picturesque views of Tivoli and the Campagna were irresistible to French and British artists. Fifty years later in France, the Barbizon groupincluding Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Theodore Rousseau, and Charles-Francois Daubignyeagerly escaped the studio to paint landscapes, rivers, and beach scenes of their native land. These painters were a crucial influence on a new generation of artists who would ...

Corot to Monet: French Landscape Painting 2009, National Gallery London, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781857094503

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