The exposition presents examples of picturesque landscapes of representatives of the French Barbizon and Dutch Osterbeck schools of the 19th century, including the magnificent works of Rousseau, Daubigny, Corot, Mauve, Bilders and many others.
In addition to the claimed authors, visitors will be able to admire unique works of art from the Arnhem Museum, the Groningen Museum, the Teylers Museum and the Royal Family collection.
Fleeing the hustle and bustle of Paris and attracted by the pristine forests of Fontainebleau, some artists settled around 1840 in the rural village of Barbizon, south of the French capital. Painters Barbizon went out into nature and depicted the picture before their eyes in a new way. With quick, loose strokes, they painted the uncultivated landscape as they imagined it. This contrasted with the pre-dominant era of romanticism, when historical events and idealized landscapes were the norm. Following the French painters, Dutch artists also came out into nature. This happened in the village of Osterbek in Gelderland and its surroundings. Osterbek became the "Dutch barbizon". Outdoor painting has been a turning point in their careers for some artists. They became the most famous painters of the Hague School.