Barbizon School of Painting (part 6)
The Russian critic V.V. Stasov appreciated the Barbizonians because “they did not decorate or sweeten, but conveyed the true forms of nature, the nature of Russian, French, and at the same time true their own impressions”.
The activities of these painters attracted the attention of many Russian writers, critics, and artists. Since the 1860s, their works began to be collected by famous collectors, thanks to which Rousseau, Dupree, Daubigny are perfectly represented in the State Hermitage and the Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin in Moscow. The Barbizonians were interested in I.S. Turgenev, bought their works. The landscape painter A. Bogolyubov was friends with Daubigny, V. Orlovsky, A. Savrasov, I. Levitan were familiar with the art of French colleagues. The artists of the Barbizon school enriched world art with the ability to discover the beauty of the ordinary, to convey lively, direct feelings experienced while working in nature.