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French Art: 19th century: Context

French art in the 1800s

The sometimes dramatic experiments, philosophies, styles, and movements in 19th century France left indelible marks on European art thereafter.  

This guide lists important resources for students researching this fertile period in European art.

Background & Context


Librarian / Research Help

Photograph of Barbara Prior, the Art Librarian

Barb Prior (she/her)  Head, Clarence Ward Art Library
Top Floor, Venturi Art Building
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Supports classes across the College and Conservatory and those using the Allen Memorial Art Museum

Subject expert for: 
Art & architecture of East Asia, Africa, Latin America, Islam, the Ancient Mediterranean, the Western Middle Ages, the Renaissance & Baroque periods, and Global Art of the 20th c & 21st c.
Complete list of Barb's Research Guides

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