fountain bleau

“In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers From Corot to Monet,” at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., through June 8, reveals the inspirational influence the forest had over 19th century artists in France. The Impressionists and the Barbizon School both found muses among the rugged rocks, gnarled trees and flowing brooks as well as laboring peasants located just 35 miles southeast of Paris – and many of the scenes were captured by multiple artists. Take, for instance, Claude Monet’s view of “The Route to Chailly” (1865).
Ordrupgaard, Copenhagen / National Gallery of Art
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