Camille Corot

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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796 – 1875) was a French Realist painter. Corot was member of the Barbizon School of France. He is considered the first great French landscape painter. Edgar Degas proclaimed Corot an even greater figure painter than a landscapist. [1] Corot's students included Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, and Berthe Morisot.

Corot followed the advise of his teacher Achille-Etna Michallon "to reproduce as scrupulously as possible what I saw in front of me". His landscapes anticipated those of the Impressionists and the en plein air technique.

Through he represented nature realistically, he did not idealize the peasant or the labors of agriculture in the manner of Millet and Gustave Courbet, and was uninvolved in ideological controversy. [2]

Corot is the best-known 19th-century French landscape painter before Claude Monet and perhaps the most influential of all 19th-century French landscape painters. [3] He and painters in the Barbizon School established a French landscape tradition.

Corot Road to Sevres.jpg

The Road to Sèvres, 1855-1865.


Corot Morning in Venice 1834.jpg

Morning in Venice, 1834.

Corot proclaimed Eugene Boudin "king" or "master" of the skies. [4]

Some works

Souvenir de Mortefontaine, 1864.
  • Une Matinée
  • Vue du Forum Romain
  • Vue du Colysée à Rome.
  • Chateau de St. Angelo, Rome.
  • Concert Champêtre, Chantilly.
  • La Fête Antique, Musée de Lille.
  • Étangs de Ville d'Avray, Musée de Rouen.
  • Diane et ses Nymphes, Musée de Bordeaux.
  • L'étoile du soir, Musée de Toulouse.
  • Ronde des Nymphes, Coll. M. Barbedienne.
  • Le Matin
  • Le Soir, M. Crabbe.
  • Biblis, Coll. M. Otlet.
  • White Cliffs
  • Le Bateleur, Coll. M. Mesdag. L'arbre brisé
  • The bent tree, Coll. Alexander Young, Esq.
  • Pastorale, Souvenir d'Italie
  • La Saulaie, Coll. J. Forbes White, Esq.
  • Danse des Nymphes, late Charles Dana, Esq., New York.
  • Danse des Nymphes, T. G. Arthur, Esq. The Ravine
  • Les Bavardes
  • A hot day, Coll. Hon. Sir John Day.
  • Le Lac de Garde, Coll. J. S. Forbes, Esq.
  • Le Hêtre, Art Gallery, Cardiff.
  • St. Sebastien
  • Macbeth and the witches, Walters Coll., Baltimore.

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