Friday, March 21, 2008

In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet

Nearly 120 paintings, pastels, and photographs reveal the pivotal role of the Forest of Fontainebleau in the development of 19th-century naturalistic landscape painting and early photography. The exhibition traces the evolution of landscape painting through the work of artists such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Théodore Rousseau, Jean-François Millet, and Claude Monet (whose experience in Fontainebleau inspired impressionism). Viewers can take a closer look at highlighted works in our new Web feature, as well as learn about Fontainebleau's history, its flora and fauna, and village life in and around the artists colony.

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