Camille Corot

Camille Corot

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) French impressionist painter who lived between years. He is an important figure among painters who make landscape paintings. His work is a reference to neoclassical tradition. Claude Monet, about him; "There is only one master here, there is no one to compare with him." He said. The contribution to Figure painting is very important. Degas and Picasso are painters inspired by Camille Corot.


Camille Corot's Artistic Style

We can classify the style of Camille Corot at different periods according to their work. The use of traditional, tight, fine brushes in early work, clear lines are evident. In the second period, he changed his style and shifted his focal point more towards the poetic gentle direction with more open tones. In the last period (Old age), his works shifted to a more lyrical and impressionistic aspect.


Camille Corot Works, Paintings

The most well known works of Camille Corot, the paintings are given below.

The Bridge at Narni (1826),

Musée du Louvre Venise, La Piazetta (1835),

Musée du Louvre. Une Matinée (1850),

Musée d'Orsay Le concert champêtre (1857),

Musée Condé, ChantillyMacbeth and the Witches (1859),

Wallace CollectionBaigneuses au Bord d'un Lac (1861), private collection

Orphée ramenant Eurydice des enfers) (1861),

The Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonSouvenir de Mortefontaine (1864),

Musée du LouvreNymphes et Faunes (before 1870),

Birmingham Museum of Art, AlabamaBornova, Izmir (1873)

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