Musée No:206.015

Musée No:206.015

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The Creek

Artist: Charles-Francois Daubigny

Date: 1863

The Frenchman Charles-François Daubigny (1817 –1878) was one of the painters of the Barbizon school, and is considered to be a major pioneer of the impressionist movement. He was also a prolific printmaker.  By 17 he had left home and worked on restoring the paintings of the Palace of Versailles for the Louvre’s Restoration workshop. Daubigny’s traditional style changed after 1843 when he settled in Barbizon to work outside in nature. Nicknamed “the water painter”, rivers and ponds were an important part of his work. From 1852 onward he came under the influence of Gustave Courbet. His close friends were Oudinot, Corot, Daumier, Geoffroy Dechaume, etc … He championed the impressionists such as Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Cezanne and Berthe Morisot with both the art establishment and Le Salon, who were not keen on this avant garde art form. His fame increased and Napoléon III purchased his “The Pond at Gylieu", a canvas considered to be a genuine masterpiece. He is known for sketching directly on his canvas, adding layers of paint to create the final product.

Image courtesy Clark Art Institute.

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