The Work

This landscape is an example of the style of the “Barbizon School.” This was a group of painters who loved to paint outdoors, with nature as their favorite subject. Here we see a very calm river reflecting the colors of the green trees and the light blue sky. A single, very thin tree creates a vertical line in the center. There are people present, but they are almost invisible, and their activity of fishing or walking adds to the tranquillity of the atmosphere.

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