2015年7月17日 星期五

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot 1796-1875

French painter Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot was born on this day in 1796. His landscapes largely influenced the formation of Impressionism.



National Gallery of Art
In this painting we see the large studio in Paris that was Corot's workplace for the last 15 years of his life. The painting on the easel is a typical example of Corot's poetic landscape compositions of the 1860s.
Do you think this painting is simply a record of Corot's everyday world? Or perhaps an aging artist's attempt to leave to posterity a memory of himself through his place of work? Or is it symbolic of something else? What do you see that makes you say that?
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, "The Artist's Studio," c. 1868, oil on wood http://1.usa.gov/1sNxNxn



Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - Wikipedia, the free ...

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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot was a French landscape and portrait painter as well as a printmaker in etching. He is a pivotal figure in landscape painting and his  ...


Corot was best known as a landscape painter, but in his final years he turned increasingly to depicting models in his studio. What do you think of 'Italian Woman'? http://bit.ly/1fx3gim


Corot's 'The Four Times of Day' is our Picture of the Month. What do you think of these four panels? Have you been to see them in the Gallery? http://bit.ly/1GDudw1

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