Karl Bodmer, originally Swiss, settled in Barbizon in 1849. When he returned to Cherbourg, hepainted Le Gray's work brought the then new art of photography to the Barbizon School. He settled there in 1837 and became a student Paul Delaroche's studio as well as working at the Louvre and the Academic Suisse. The Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh studied and copied several of the Barbizon painters as well, including 21 copies of paintings by Millet. Once the Barbizon school, particularly Rousseau, Daubigny and Millet, had adopted open-air painting (and Rousseau began as early as 1827), anecdotalism declined and illusionism, together with the study of light, progressed rapidly. The leaders of the Barbizon school are ThÃ©odore Rousseau, Jean-FranÃ§ois Millet, and Charles-FranÃ§ois Daubigny; other members include Jules DuprÃ©, Constant Troyon, Charles Jacque, Narcisse Virgilio DÃaz, Pierre Emmanuel Damoye, Charles Olivier de Penne, Henri Harpignies, Paul-Emmanuel PÃ©raire, Gabriel-Hippolyte Lebas, Albert Charpin, FÃ©lix Ziem, FranÃ§ois-Louis FranÃ§ais, Ãmile van Marcke, and Alexandre Defaux.  The influence of the Barbizon painters may be seen in the extraordinary sporting dog paintings of Percival Rosseau (1859-1937), who grew up in Louisiana and studied at the Academie Julien. Overworked, he enlisted the help of Boudin towards 1861. New York, 2002, ThÃ©odore Rousseau, Les chÃªnes d'Apremont, 1852, MusÃ©e d'Orsay, Jean-FranÃ§ois Millet, The Gleaners, 1857, MusÃ©e d'Orsay, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot,Ville dâAvray, c. 1867, National Gallery of Art. The Salon de Paris exhibits works of John Constable. The Barbizon painters developed in a period when a whole literature of country life came into vogue. To emphasize their anonymity and marginalized position, he hid their faces. 3. Notable … whose administrators also helped to decide which paintings should be purchased for museums as well as the award of commissions for mural decorations. His rural scenes influenced some of the younger artists of the time, moving them to abandon formalism and to draw inspiration directly from nature. The young Monet's letters to Boudin, written from Paris, are full of praise for them. And a year later he saw an exhibition of the school of 1830 which proved 'that we are not so decadent now as people think' ; after mentioning 'the splendid Delacroix', he cited Millet and Corot. Ministry of Culture. Subject Matter: Mostly landscapes, some ... Like Art Nouveau, members of the Vienna Secession wanted to raise the status of the arts and crafts to that of "fine art." Gautier made this charge against him in 1861, and in the next sentence accused him in effect of being an Impressionist in the manner of Monet.  Paintings from the Barbizon school also influenced landscape painting in California. As Rousseau said: 'I understand by composition that which is in us entering as deeply as possible into the external reality of things.' Beginning in the late nineteenth century, many artists came to Paris from Austria-Hungary to study the new movements. None of the Impressionists could have ignored his vehement statement of realistic principles in the Courtier du Dimanche in 1861: 'I hold that painting is essentially a concrete art and docs do not consist of anything but the representation of real. During the Revolutions of 1848artists gathered at Barbizon to follow Constable's ideas, making nature the subject of their paintings. During the Revolutions artists gather at Barbizon to follow Constable's ideas, making nature the subject of their paintings. The Barbizon painters, when compared with the mature Impressionists, seem to aim at achieving an effect of permanence: their light is so much less free and changeable, so much more closely bound to the objects represented. Several of those artists visited Fontainebleau Forest to paint the landscape, including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley and Frédéric Bazille. László Paál, another Hungarian, lived in Barbizon in the 1870s. His first job was as a painter in the Sevres porcelain works. Other prominent members included Constant Troyon and Charles-Francois Daubigny.