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Barbizon school.

Group of mid-19th-c. romantic landscape painters who, led by T. Rousseau and J.-F. Millet, settled in the village of Barbizon in the forest of Fontainebleau. In opposition to academic conventions they painted the 'paysage intime', undramatic details of the countryside or peasant life. They were influenced by 17th-C. Dutch landscapists and Constable, and were forerunners of the Impressionists. Other members of the school included N.-V. Diaz, J. Dupre and G. Daubigny.

The Gleaners. Jean-Francois Millet. 1857. Musée d'Orsay, Paris.



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