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France • 1811−1889

Biography and information

French painter, a representative of the Barbizon school, a master of national realistic landscape. Studied painting mainly independently. For typical D. close examination and interpretation of complex emotional and dramatic phenomena of nature, the pull of sonority and richness of tone, the contrasts of light and shade, what affects the romantic tradition ("Evening", the 1840s, the Museum of fine arts. A. S. Pushkin, Moscow; "Big oak", 1844-55, Louvre, Paris). D. recreate how the materiality of objects and the environment, often leads to landscapes and genre motifs