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Barbizon School

[ bahr-buh-zon ]
/ ˈbɑr bəˌzɒn /
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noun
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.
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Origin of Barbizon School

Named after Barbizon, village near Paris, where the painters gathered
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British Dictionary definitions for Barbizon School

Barbizon School
/ (ˈbɑːbɪˌzɒn) /

noun
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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