Great painting artists
The Barbizon School (1) refers to a group of landscape painters established around Barbizon, who wanted to work « outdoors and after nature » in the forest of Fontainebleau (2).
They are landscape-realists who paint the forest in the open air. Their pictorial impetus took shape from the 1820s, in the course of the pre-impressionists.
Artists from the Barbizon school joined in reaction to emerging industrialization and urban pollution. The return to nature appears obvious, the tranquility of contemplation taking over the hustle and bustle of the city.
Photo author: G. Starke . Source: flickr
(1) Barbizon: is a French commune located in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region
(2) Fontainebleau: name of a French town located in the Ile-de-France, where the castle of Fontainebleau is also located, surrounded by the forest of Fontainebleau.