Art History: The Barbizon School of French Painters

‘The Hay Wain’ (1821) by John Constable
‘The Hay Wain’ (1821) by John Constable

19th Century French artists in search of truth and beauty in rural life The Gleaners (1857) by Jean-François Millet. Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Source Wikimedia Commons In the middle of the 19th century, a group of French artists set up home in the village of Barbizon in the Fontainebleau forest, some forty miles southeast of Paris.

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