Barbizon School

[ bahr-buh-zon ]
/ ˈbɑr bəˌzɒn /


a group of French painters of the mid-19th century whose landscapes and genre paintings depicted peasant life and the quality of natural light on objects.

Origin of Barbizon School

named after Barbizon, village near Paris, where the painters gathered Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for barbizon school

Barbizon School

/ (ˈbɑːbɪˌzɒn) /


a group of French painters of landscapes of the 1840s, including Théodore Rousseau, Daubigny, Diaz, Corot, and Millet

Word Origin for Barbizon School

C19: from Barbizon a village near Paris and a favourite haunt of the painters

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