Definition of Barbizon School in US English:

Barbizon School

proper noun

  • A mid-19th-century school of French landscape painters who reacted against classical conventions and based their art on direct study of nature. Led by Théodore Rousseau, the group included Charles Daubigny and Jean-François Millet.


Named after Barbizon, a small village in the forest of Fontainebleau, near Paris, where Rousseau and others worked.


Barbizon School

/ˈbärbəˌzän ˌsko͞ol/