"The students go to Barbison or such places and paint in the open air"

During the mid-19th century, the village of Barbizon in France was the focal point for a group of painters known as the Barbizon School, of which Théodore Rousseau and Charles François Daubigny were noted members.

 

Landscape by Rousseau
Public DomainLandscape by Rousseau - Credit: Théodore Rousseau