Thursday, July 21, 2011

Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille

c. 1866
Oil on canvas
132.8 x 97.6 cm (52 1/4 x 38 3/8 in)
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille (1796-1875).
French painter.
Corot was the leading painter of the Barbizon school of France in the mid-nineteenth century.
He is a pivotal figure in landscape painting and his vast output simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the plein-air innovations of Impressionism.