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Jean Baptiste Camille Corot

Jean Baptiste Camille Corot

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Romantic   •   Jean Baptiste Camille Corot @ Wikipedia

Camille Corot (1796-1875) is considered a major landscape painter of his time, he also created remarkable portraits of women.

After an apprenticeship in cloth trade Corot decided at the age of 26 for painting. Throughout his life he was in close contact with the painters of his epoch, whom he also supported materially.

Bright colors dominate the landscapes of the French painter. As a member of the "Barbizon School" he was committed to a realistic depiction of nature, but at the same time his paintings are extremely harmonious. This is due largely to the renunciation of dramatic moments in favor of a factual and yet graceful landscape representation, such as in the picture "The Pâquis Quay in Geneva" or "The outer port of La Rochelle". Especially the latter painting already reminds of the impressive simplicity of a Giorgio Morandi (1890 to 1964).

Corot is considered a pioneer of impressionism, his portrait of a woman "The beautiful girl of Gascony" has even remarkable similarities to Pablo Picasso's portraits of women from the twenties on.

Corot was also contemporary> William Turner, who is also considered a pioneer of modernity. A greater contrast than that between the exuberantly expressive Turner and the reduced impressionistic-looking Corot is hard to imagine, yet both refer in their very individual way far ahead on the art of the 20th century. © Meisterdrucke

Le Bain de Diane
1869 | Oil on canvas

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Le Bain de Diane
1869 | Oil on canvas

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Souvenir de Mortefontaine, 1864
1864 | Oil on canvas

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Souvenir de Mortefontaine, 1864
1864 | Oil on canvas

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Repose, 1860
1860 | Oil on canvas

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Repose, 1860
1860 | Oil on canvas

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'The Dream - Paris Burning', 1870
1870 | Oil on canvas

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'The Dream - Paris Burning', 1870
1870 | Oil on canvas

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Les trois baigneuses
1872 | Oil on canvas

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Les trois baigneuses
1872 | Oil on canvas

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Boulogne-Sur-Mer, sentier creux ...
1796 | Oil on canvas

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Boulogne-Sur-Mer, sentier creux ...
1796 | Oil on canvas

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Le Bois de LErmite, 1858 (cliché...
1858 | cliché-verre in bistre-brown on wove paper

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Le Bois de LErmite, 1858 (cliché...
1858 | cliché-verre in bistre-brown on wove paper

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Ville dAvray
1860 | Oil on canvas

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Ville dAvray
1860 | Oil on canvas

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