Of, relating to, or characteristic of a 19th-century group of landscape painters in France that included Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, Jean François Millet, and Théodore Rousseau.
Origin of barbizon
After Barbizon, a village of north-central France
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Barbizon Sentence Examples
He went to Paris at the age of twenty, and, as a pupil of Corot, came into close touch with the Barbizon masters.
This last work, exhibited in 1848, obtained conspicuous success, but did not sell till Ledru Rollin, informed of the painter's dire distress, gave him Soo francs for it, and accompanied the purchase with a commission, the money for which enabled Millet to leave Paris for Barbizon, a village on the skirts of the forest of Fontainebleau.
His pictures, like those of the rest of the Barbizon school, have since greatly increased in value.