Barbizon school



a group of French painters of the mid-19th century whose landscapes and genre paintings depicted peasant life and the quality of natural light on objects.
Historical Examples

Nice boys they were of the Barbizon School, all in the best form.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, March 1, 1890 Various

noun
a group of French painters of landscapes of the 1840s, including Théodore Rousseau, Daubigny, Diaz, Corot, and Millet

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