This lesson will explore a few examples of French landscape painting.
A group of conservative French artists in the 17th century who believed drawing was more important than color
Believed that color, not drawing, was superior due to its being more true to nature
During the 17th and 18th centuries, the highest category of painting, equivalent to history painting. It made stylistic references to classical Greece and the Renaissance
Et in Arcadia Ego; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nicolas_Poussin_052.jpg, A Distant View of Haarlem, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Isaaksz._van_Ruisdael_001.jpg, Voyage of Galatea, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Raphael%27s_Triumph_of_Galatea_01.jpg, Bellini, Feast of the Gods, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Feastofthegods.jpg, Burial of Phocion; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Burial_of_Phocion.jpg, Claude Lorrain, Village Fete, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Claude_Lorrain_012.jpg