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Oaks in the Fontainebleau Forest, Theodore Russo, 1855

Oaks in the Fontainebleau Forest, Theodore Russo, 1855

Oaks in the Fontainebleau Forest - Theodore Russo. 64x100

Theodore Russo (1812-1867) - French painter of the Barbizon school, whose work marked the golden age of the French landscape. Her adherents, artists painted rural nature sweet to their hearts, accurately conveying the uniqueness of each species, the uniqueness of each object.

The Barbizonians created a realistic landscape, choosing for a more faithful transfer of nature and its conditions a sketch work in the open air, fixing direct observations of nature, with subsequent completion in the workshop. Russo was the founder of the school. He settled in Barbizon in the late 1840s after the unsuccessful matchmaking, later other painters joined him.

Barbizon was located in the forest of Fontainebleau, various corners of which often appeared on the master’s canvases. On canvas "Oaks in the Fontainebleau Forest"The artist lovingly paints old, powerful trees, spread out widely in open space, and admires the quiet life of ordinary people, busy under their shadow, with their daily affairs. The life of the villagers in unity with nature, feeding and giving peace of mind, is full of harmony.


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