French Painters

Thanks to the French Painters, a lot of French regions have been discovered by the world. Since the XIX century, the diversity and the beauty of the villages and cities inspired those artists who mostly painted outdoors.

Le Beffroi de Douai

Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
Landscape artist incorportating both classicism and impressionism.

Les falaises d'Etretat
Leader of the realistic art school.

La Ronde Bretonne

Emile Bernard
Initiator with Gauguin of the school of Pont-Aven. He had a true fascination for the harsh landscapes of Brittany


Paul Signac
Navigator and extensive traveller, he often painted ports and landscapes.

Un paysage avec un marécage

Théodore Rousseau
Dominating personality of the school of the painters designing landscapes. In France the 1830's saw many changes in paintings of this style.

Les Toits de Collioure
Henri Matisse
He used techniques with colours which accentuated the violence of the light in the landscapes, which he drew. These earned him the nickname of “deer”.

La Tour Eiffel

Raoul Dufy
One of the numerous painters who have been inspired by “La Côte d’Azur”


Maurice Utrillo
Subtle colourist, he painted many landscapes of countryside. He is also the painter of Montmartre and the suburbs

Les demoiselles du village

Gustave Courbet
His paintings represented scenes of the everyday life

La Tour Eiffel
Robert Delaunay
He adored exploring qualities of colour. His research has made him become one of the precursors of abstract art

L'Eglise d'Auvers sur Oise
Vincent Van Gogh
He took as a starting point a new technique of painting, the neo-impressionism. This pictorial technique is based on the pointillism.

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