Vaches dans un paysage de printemps. "Cows in a Springtime Landscape". Signed French Barbizon Oil Painting on Artist Panel, Gaspard Gobaut, c. Vaches dans un paysage de printemps is a lovely example of the Barbizon School of painting, in simply excellent condition. Gaspard Gobaut (1814 - 1882) was best known for his paintings of landscapes, military subjects and battle scenes.Gaspard Gobaut was a pupil of Siméon Fort and Theodor Jung. He began his career in 1836 as a military draftsman, attached to the Ministry of Defense, and continued to work in this capacity throughout much of his career. Gobaut exhibited at the Paris Salons between 1840 and 1878, showing almost exclusively landscapes, and won a bronze medal at the Salon of 1847. Among the subjects of his paintings were scenes from the North African campaigns of the French army, views of Paris, Swiss mountain views and landscapes in Algeria and Morocco. In 1871 he was admitted to the Legion d? Works by Gaspard Gobaut are today in the collection of the Duc d? Aumale at Chantilly, the Musée Carnavalet in Paris, at Versailles and in the museums of Pontoise and Honfleur. Of artists were so named due to their work outdoors in the area of France near the village of Barbizon, in the vicinity of the Fontainebleau forest. These artists chose to paint? Outdoors, away from the studio, in the?
Of forests, fields, farms and countryside. The Barbizon School, inspired by the example of the English painter John Constable, represented a return to nature and a firm rejection of what they saw as the dangers of oncoming industrialization. Among this group were found Jean-Francois Millet, Theodore Rousseau, and many other painters of renown, including Gaspard Gobaut. Gaspard Gobaut, like his somewhat better-known contemporaries, tended to eschew the formal salon portraits in favor of moody landscapes and serene woodland settings such as seen here in today's painting, Vaches dans un paysage de printemps.
Despite differing in age, technique, training, and lifestyle, the artists of the Barbizon School collectively embraced their native landscape, particularly the rich terrain of the Forest of Fontainebleau. They shared a recognition of landscape as an independent subject, a determination to exhibit such paintings at the conservative Salon, and a mutually reinforcing pleasure in nature.
They often packed a picnic to last the day, as they ventured into the woods in search of imagery. The work of Gaspard Gobaut was quite popular in his day, as the Barbizon Movement continued to flourish, prior to the major upheaval of the Impressionist upset.
The Barbizon school of painters were part of an art movement towards Realism in art, which arose in the context of the dominant Romantic Movement of the time. The Barbizon school takes its name from the village of Barbizon, France, near the Forest of Fontainebleau, where many of the artists gathered. Some of the most prominent features of this school are its tonal qualities, color, loose brushwork, and softness of form, as witnessed today in Gaspard Gobaut.
Barbizon was more than just a place; it was an encompassing motif. Like other great motifs, it transcended geography. Inspirational and nurturing, even despite daily trials of frostbitten fingers at winter?S dawn or sunburned hands at summer? S midday, Barbizon answered the quest for landscape? The artists of the Barbizon School showed us the rapidly disappearing rural path to painterly?
Well before the Impressionists trod the same forest and fields, carrying with them their factory-made satchels with metallic tubes of new pigments and their modern ways of seeing. Landscape painting was no longer subservient to history painting. It was history in the making.The paintings of Gaspard Gobaut have been eagerly sought and collected for generations, with increasingly rising prices. Just a few recent examples. Today's painting, Vaches dans un paysage de printemps is offered at a surprisingly minimal reserve. Vaches dans un paysage de printemps measures 23 1/8 inches x 20 inches in original antique gilt frame, and 16 inches x 13 3/8 inches unframed. Vaches dans un paysage de printemps is signed by the artist in lower right foreground, as shown.
Vaches dans un paysage de printemps is in an excellent state of preservation and condition. Please pardon the flash of my camera, and my less-than-perfect photos. My chief stock in trade are fine original antique oil paintings, French, English and American, specializing in fine Old Masters, 17th through 20th century, Impressionist and Orientalist paintings.
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