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Rousseau et l’école de Barbizon

Théodore Rousseau was born in Paris on April 15, 1812. This French landscape painter, hailed as the leader of the Barbizon school, came from a family with no connection to the art world. Rousseau developed a deep love of the … Continue reading

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Droit de suite

French artist Jean-François Millet was born on October 4, 1814. The son of peasants, Millet was educated by his village priests. As a young man, he left home for Cherbourg, on the tip of Lower Normandy, to train as a … Continue reading

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