Claude Monet, The Bodmer Oak Fontainebleau Forest, 1865

Listen to the Story: 10 minutes

Audio-only: (best on mobile)


This is an educational art history video exploring Claude Monet’s The Bodmer Oak, Fontainebleau Forest. It compares Monet’s method of Naturalism, as a strategy of plein air painting directly in nature, with methods of painting landscape by Camille Corot and Gustave Courbet. Part of the Seeing Art History series, it is written and narrated by Dr. James Romaine.