Part 3 – Painters Archives

Rosa Bonheur was never content to let her last picture remain the best. The great success of her “Oxen Plowing” created in her the desire to do something better. With this in mind she set to work planning her great picture “The Horse Fair,” which was destined to become the most famous horse picture known….

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In the quiet old town of Bordeaux, on the west coast of France, was born, October 22, 1822, one of the world’s most famous artists, Rosa Bonheur. Her father was an artist. Her mother was a musician. Rosa’s waking hours were spent in playing with the cats and dogs. She loved every animal that came…

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In a little hamlet called Barbizon, near Paris, there lived during the middle of the last century a group of artists of whom possibly the greatest was Jean Francois Millet. The aim of the Barbizon men was to paint nature; they were among the first to portray natural landscape. Millet loved the peasants and the…

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