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Nineteenth-Century Landscapes

Eugène Louis Boudin (French, 1825–1898), Landscape (Fervaques), 1884, oil on canvas, gift of the family of J. J. Haverty, 49.20.

The most incisive artistic innovations in nineteenth-century European art were made through landscape painting. The High’s collection covers the most important of these developments: the practice of painting out of doors introduced by artists of the Barbizon School such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot; the focus on light and atmosphere favored by the Impressionists including Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Alfred Sisley; and the exploration of scientific color theories by Post-Impressionists like Maximilien Luce.