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Picturing France, 1830–1900


Intended for middle school, high school, and early college classes, this learning resource takes a multifaceted look at 19th-century painting in France, as well as at the culture that produced and is reflected by that art. Organized by region, it provides a quick glance at the setting, history, and cultural life of Paris, the Île-de-France, the mountain areas of Franche-Comté and Auvergne, Normandy, Brittany, and Provence, as well as in-depth examinations of more than 50 works of art.

The packet’s classroom guide includes activities that bring the music, literature, politics, cuisine, and artistic strategies of 19th-century France to life. Recommended for social studies, history, French language, and art curricula.

Artists: Eugène Boudin, Gustave Caillebotte, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Gustave Courbet, Charles-François Daubigny, Edgar Degas, Narcisse Virgilio Dïaz de la Peña, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Édouard Manet, Jean-François Millet, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Odilon Redon, Auguste Renoir, Théodore Rousseau, Paul Sérusier, Georges Seurat, Alfred Sisley, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Édouard Vuillard

Picturing France, 1830–1900
(PDF 4.5MB, 159 pages)

Picturing France Classroom Guide
(PDF 4.6MB, 138 pages)

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