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European Federation of Artists´Colonies (euroArt)

From the early 19th century onwards, many artists left their urban studios and art academies to gather new inspirations from nature and from simple rural life. With the emergence of plein air painting and the reputation of the School of Barbizon, up to 200 artists´colonies came into existence all over Europe. The picturesque sceneries inspired artists to create the world´s most famous artworks of the 19th and 20th centuries and regenerated European and International art.

Many of these artists´villages and cities hold valuable art collections in their museums and galleries and are still today lively centres of contemporary artistic creativity.

euroArt currently consists of over 100 member organizations in more than 20 European countries. Its mission is to protect and promote this unique common European cultural heritage.


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AddressMouflonlaan 55, B-3090 Overijse, Belgium
Type NGOs, Partnerships, Networks, Projects (NGOs, Partnerships, Networks, Projects)
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Topics Natural Heritage & Biodiversity