He was the first artist who worked outside and he became an inspiration and role-model for the Impressionists.
Daubigny had a light touch and loose way of painting, and for him the details were not as important as the whole of the image.
He had a boat and he used this to paint directly from the river and paint what he saw.
Later, Claude Monet would also buy himself a boat to work from.
|Monet, his studio-boat|
The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam now has a beautiful exhibition about these three painters. I loved seeing the paintings done by Daubigny, because I did not really know his work.
Often they grouped paintings together from Daubigny, Monet and van Gogh. It shows how much attention van Gogh paid to the other painters and how much he wanted to learn, he never thought his own abilities were enough.
|Field with poppies, Daubigny|
|Field with poppies, Claude Monet|
|Field with poppies, Vincent van Gogh|