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French Landscape Painting

French Landscape Painting

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will introduce the Baroque in France, focusing in particular on landscape painting.
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This lesson discusses the influence of the Baroque style on French landscape painting, and it looks specifically at the works of Claude Lorrain and Nicolas Poussin.

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Terms to Know

Grand Manner

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.


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.



Image of Claude Lorrain, Village Fête, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Claude_Lorrain_012.jpg; Image of Nicolas Poussin, Et in Arcadia Ego, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nicolas_Poussin_052.jpg; Image of Nicolas Poussin, Burial of Phocion, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Burial_of_Phocion.jpg