Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a 19th-century group of landscape painters in France that included Corot, Daubigny, Millet, and Rousseau.

Etymologies

After Barbizon, a village of north-central France.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • He set up his home and his studio in a village called Barbizon, near the Forest of Fontainebleau, not many miles from Paris.

    Jean Francois Millet

  • In the summer they're going to a place called Barbizon, near Fontainebleau.

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  • In 2006, during a wave of condo conversions, as thousands of hotel rooms in places like the Plaza and the Stanhope were turned into apartments, it was reborn as a condominium called Barbizon 63.

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  • Joan was just leaving the pretty hotel at Barbizon, meaning to put in some hours of work after a distracted morning, when Felix emerged from the interior of a ramshackle cab that had carried him from Melun to the edge of the forest.

    A Son of the Immortals

  • I assume this was based on my photo, a ridiculous black-and-white “glamour” head shot think Barbizon and my profile, listing my occupation as Psychic Undercover Ass Model From The Future/Thug.

    Get Laid or Die Trying

  • I am glad you caught that Barbizon School of Modeling runway turn, too!

    Small wonder

  • • Don looks up at the Barbizon building (no men allowed beyond the first floor) after he lets Bethany out of the car.

    Mad Men: season four, episode eight

  • The picturesque fishing village of Honfleur with its medieval buildings, harbor and green hills attracted artists from France and England during the nineteenth century beginning with the Barbizon landscape painters, Camille Corot, Constant Troyon and Gustave Courbet among others.

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  • The Barbizon artists inspired the next generation, which included Boudin, Dubourg and Jongkind.

    Denise Dennis: Normandy: Birthplace of Impressionism Celebrated this Summer

  • Want to stop by the Barbizon and get our suitcase first?

    Smile for the Camera

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