Landscapes

Without illustrating the entire history of Landscape Art, we invite you on a short journey from the 18th to the beginning of the 20th century, from Italy to the Netherlands via France and Germany. It is a Grand Tour initiated by Jean-Jacques de Boissieu and Pierre Lacour according to the new tradition of artists of the time. It is a stop in Versailles where the landscape is a fantasy, the setting for a gallant and poetic break. These are the testimonies of painters who became travelers such as Felix Ziem, William Wyld and Justin Ouvrié, who share with us their exotic or picturesque discoveries. It is the advent of oil on paper with Achille Bénouville, Antoine Ponthus-Cinier and open-air painting and drawing until the time of Barbizon with Henri Harpignies.

 

Have a good trip in this first online “display”…