Kathryn Calley Galitz, Associate Museum Educator, MMA
The 1820s witnessed the birth of Romanticism, as Delacroix, Ingres, and other French artists embraced new subjects, inspired by cross-Channel exchanges and the lure of the exotic. The Paris Salon of 1824 launched the battle between the Romantics and the Classicists, an aesthetic struggle that defined a generation of French artists. By mid-century, the modern-life subjects of Courbet and Manet threatened to subvert the artistic establishment, setting the stage for the Impressionist revolution.
Plein-Air Painting and the Barbizon Landscape.
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This series is made possible by The Arthur Gillender Fund.
Above: Camille Carot (1796–1875).
(detail), 1832 or 1833. Oil on paper, laid down on wood; 15 5/8 x 19 1/2 in. (39.7 x 49.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1979 (1979.404) Fontainebleau: Oak Trees at Bas-Bréau
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