|Date||Thursday 25 January 2024|
|Location||At the Museum|
How does the Wallace Collection’s small but important group of Barbizon paintings by Rousseau, Corot and Troyon play a pivotal role in the development of modern painting in France?
In the vast region of the Forest of Fontainebleau, situated about 60 kilometres from Paris, early 19th-century painters immersed themselves in nature. We’ll investigate how the Forest’s dense woodlands, remote glades and dramatic plateaus instigated audacious approaches to painting. We’ll also consider the significance of early photographers Le Gray and Cuvelier who, inspired by landscape painting, also created new ways of depicting the region.
Looking at a small selection of works through a contextual talk and gallery tour, we’ll learn how pioneering Barbizon artists contributed to the transformation of landscape painting during the lead-up to French Impressionism.
Joining Information and Format: This course will take place in the Theatre, Lower Ground Floor at the museum.