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.
Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
Landscape artist incorportating both classicism and impressionism.
Leader of the realistic art school.
Initiator with Gauguin of the school of Pont-Aven. He had a true fascination for the harsh landscapes of Brittany
Navigator and extensive traveller, he often painted ports and landscapes.
Dominating personality of the school of the painters designing landscapes. In France the 1830's saw many changes in paintings of this style.
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”.
One of the numerous painters who have been inspired by “La Côte d’Azur”
Subtle colourist, he painted many landscapes of countryside. He is also the painter of Montmartre and the suburbs
His paintings represented scenes of the everyday life
He adored exploring qualities of colour. His research has made him become one of the precursors of abstract art
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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