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Barbizon and Beyond

Nineteenth-Century French Landscapes

In the mid-nineteenth century, a number of French artists immersed themselves in the landscape of their country. They produced detailed views of ordinary locations, images that suggest a deep understanding of and appreciation for the specific, local character of the natural world around them. The Forest of Fontainebleau was a favorite subject, and the nearby town of Barbizon, where the artists were often based, gave its name to this school of painting. But several artists also brought this down-to-earth vision to locations around France and other countries. This exhibition features paintings and prints that reflect the distinctive character of a wide range of landscapes.

Curated by Sarah Lees.

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