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Théodore Rousseau

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Théodore Rousseau was a 19th-century, French artist known for his exceptional and unconventional nature-based paintings. He was highly regarded as a pioneer and a leader of the Barbizon School of landscape art. Having realized his love for nature and his desire for expressing it through landscape paintings early in life, Rousseau was one of the earliest artists to have ventured directly in the outdoors to observe and analyze natural forms. Rousseau elevated the landscape’s status from a mere background support to an independently worthy subject. Although all of his works were direct empirical studies from nature, Rousseau infused within them extraordinary poignancy that was unique—much like a signature. (The Art Story)

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