Alizon, Hipolite XIX - XX siecles
oil on canvas, 25 x 35 ins., ca. 1896
Hipolite Alizon was a French artist known for his landscapes painted in the Barbizon style. The Barbizon style flourished in the nineteenth century. It was based on a reaction to classical art. Artists did not want to paint an exact replica of subjects, but rather a feeling and a moment; they wanted to capture light and movement. The Barbizon was the forerunner to Impressionism. Principle figures of the Barbizon School include Theodore Rousseau, Jules Dupré, Narciso Diaz de la Peña and Charles Daubigny.