In about the 1600's, the French artist Claude Monet, invented a new type of painting. His invention was painting the landscape of France. This greatly influenced the later arts and artists in both the U.S.A, and Europe. The paintings of his landscapes show the classic admiration for harmony, balance, and order.
In the 1700's, Francois Boucher, Jean Honoré Fragonard, and Antoine Watteau were the masters of wonderful, and beautiful style called Rococo.
Also, in the earlier 1800's, Théodore Géricault and Eugéne Delacroix represented the dramatic and colorful style of the Romantic movement.
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