At that time, the school was directed by Emile Loubon who encouraged his students to paint directly from nature.
|Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli|
After three years in Paris Monticelli returned in 1849 to Marseilles and spent greater part of his time there until 1863. He then re-established himself in Paris and stayed there for seven years. In 1856 he met Diaz de la Pena, who encouraged him to use bolder colors and a heavier texture.
|The Court of the Princess|