“In the Forest of Fontainebleau” Opens July 13 At The MFAH

June 4, 2008

In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet opens July 13 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, following its spring presentation at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. The exhibition of 112 works will be on view through October 19 in the museum’s Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main St.

Inspired by the possibilities of painting in nature, rather than in the studio, artists traveled to the rugged Forest of Fontainebleau near Paris from the early 1820s to the mid-1870s forging innovations in art that would resonate for generations to follow. There, among the rural villages and the vast and varied wilderness, they laid the groundwork for Impressionism, influenced the development of landscape photography, and raised early advocacy for nature conservancy.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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