Painters committed to depicting the reality of daily life – especially the world of work – contrast with those enamoured of idealism. Realism reached its peak with Millet, Courbet and the landscape artists of Barbizon, before evolving into what was then called Naturalism.
The works here provide an example. The museum guide will choose works to illustrate the theme. Only the tours with English-speaking guides are featured here. For other tours see French version of website.