Barbizon Days: Millet-Corot-Rousseau-Barye (Classic Reprint)

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A decade of years ago, we pitched our summer tent at Bourron, a little hamlet on the borders of the Forest of Fontainebleau; or rather we occupied another's tent, for our dwelling was a grey stone cottage similar to that of the peasants - our neighbors and friends. The Forest itself was only a few rods distant and my study, the summer through, was in the open air and under the boughs of one of its noble trees.

Sitting at my neighbors' board, when their day's work was done, roaming the wood in all directions, searching out especially the haunts of the artists, the months glided away all too fast. There were not hours enough in which to write of all the artists I would have selected as themes.

These sketches are not art criticism, they are but the chronicle of that summer. If they make clearer the relation, between na ture and art, suggest that art's alphabet is everywhere awaiting only the seeing eye, or if I have' been able to give again in part the inspiration obtained from that summer's con verse with the strong, this record of Barbizon Days will have accomplished its purpose.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Charles Sprague Smith


Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780365141242

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm

Page Count - 406

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