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Art: French Art and Artists

Discover French art and artists. Find out about the art periods such as Romanesque, Gothic, Fauves, Cubism, and Impressionism. Learn their distinct characteristics, influence, and reflection of culture. Read biographies of Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Claude Monet, and many other famous French artists. View paintings, architecture, sculpture, and stained glass works created by French artists throughout the centuries. Includes image galleries, games, and quizzes. There are links to eThemes resources on art museums, artists, Renaissance, and the country of France.


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Follow links on this page to explore various periods in French art. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
Here is a brief biography and five paintings by Jean Fouquet.
View 29 sculptures by Michel Colombe in the Cathedral of St. Pierre.
View paintings by Lubin Baugin from the Louvre Museum. NOTE: The site is only available in French.
View paintings of Francois de Troy displayed in Louvre. NOTE: The site is only available in French.
Read about the French artist Maurice Quentin de La Tour and view two of his paintings.
Learn about French Classicism, Romanism, Realism, and famous painters. Click on thumbnails to enlarge images of paintings.
Discover painting styles of the 20th century and learn about artists who influenced the most on these new trends including Paul Gauguin, Paul C'zanne, and Henri Matisse among others.
Here is a list of artists many of whom are French painters.
Find out about Impressionism and the leading artists: Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Berthe Morisot, Armand Guillaumin, and Frederic Bazille. Select the painters name to read their biographies and view their works.
Read the biography and autobiography of the artist. Learn about the painter's style and use of color. Click on the "Claude Monet's Work" link to access an art gallery of his paintings. Includes contemporary photographs of Monet's sights and places.
Here is a biography and paintings of Georges Braque, the French artist and co-founder of Cubism.
Learn about Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Use links on the left to read biographies of French artists Paul Gauguin and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Netherlands famous painter Vincent Van Gogh. Includes a quiz and word search games. NOTE: The site has a link to web sites with ads.
Enter the site and click on the "Different Art Styles" link to learn about Surrealism, Pop Art, Impressionism, and Cubism. The site includes drawing tips and the "Games" page has a word search and a quiz.
Match artists with art styles in this online quiz-game.
Here are several coloring pages based on famous paintings of French artists. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This site includes information on early impressionist painters and those who followed the originators. Learn about Impressionism's origins and it's influence on modern art. The site includes biographical information and examples of the following artists: Bazille, Caillebotte, Cezanne, Degas, Gauguin, Guillaumin, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, and Van Gogh.
View the works of famous artists, including Salvadore Dali, Grandma Moses, Georgia O'Keefe, Mary Cassatt, MC Escher, Andy Warhol, Augustus Rodin, Picasso, Grant Wood, and more. Includes biographies and classroom activities about art. There are links to an eMINTS WebQuest and eThemes Resources on Vincent Van Gogh, George Caleb Bingham, Thomas Hart Benton, and color theory.
These websites are about the Renaissance in Europe. Find out about the artwork, inventions, science, and people of the time period. Includes information about the Renaissance in Italy, France, and the Netherlands. Three are videos, games, activities, quizzes, and more. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on Shakespeare.
Learn more about the country of France and its culture, geography, holidays, language, regions, and more. Take virtual tours of the Palace of Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, and the famous Louvre Museum. Includes royalty-free images, 360-degree panoramic views, a live Webcam you can control, and lots of factual information, plus a list of recommended children's books about France. An eThemes Resource on the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, is included.
Explore the sites of popular art galleries to view collections of famous artwork. Includes many interactive activities for kids to help them gain an appreciation and understanding for art.

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