Jean Baptiste Camille Corot: paintings and boigraphy

  • Year of birth: July 17, 1796
  • Date of death: February 22, 1875
  • A country: France


The most dissimilar, the most unique, the most distinctive - the critic has never been stingy with enthusiastic epithets about the French romance, who expanded the boundaries of the genre and introduced into it something that inspired the impressionists of the second half of the XIX century.
Corot became an artist "suddenly." Since childhood, this absent-minded and silent son of a wealthy merchant did not deliver any particular problems to his parents. He studied in a private hostel, then was sent to Rouen, where he learned the basics of trade. He studied without pleasure, but managed in all subjects.
Already the first experience in the shop merchant cloth was sad. Camille did not know how to sell stale goods, and gave a new and high-quality product with a big discount to anyone who asked for this discount from him. The owner of the shop sent him to the family with a letter in which he sadly informed the parent that his son was not suitable for commerce. My father did not think to be upset, writing off all the failures of his offspring to youth and inexperience.
Camil's sudden statement that he no longer wants to do business and wants to become an artist, also did not unsettle his father. He was just glad that he would not spend more money on his son.
For several years, apprentices from famous masters of painting in Paris did little to teach a budding artist. Much more he learned during a trip to Italy. From the trip Corot brings several studies that have received good feedback from colleagues. After Italy, the artist travels around his native country, creating one masterpiece after another. His fertility and the speed with which the master gave out all the new paintings, the artist resembled Dutch masters of the XVII century.
Heritage Corot - is a whole gallery of portraits, several works on mythological and allegorical scenes and innumerable landscapes that have received the highest recognition in the artistic world.
The master believed that only what was written from life the first time was the most sincere and talented. The etude of his canvases, some incompleteness, at first caused bewilderment, but soon criticism resigned to this. Along with the incompleteness, in the works of Koro admired the ability to "grab" the main thing, to avoid static and bring into the landscape something more. Playing in halftones, loving fogs, haze, fuzzy forms, the artist managed to bring to his romantic landscapes that sense of mobility and life itself, which inspired the Impressionists, who were preoccupied precisely with the transfer of motion of the surrounding world, with the first impressions of what they saw.
Corot was faithful to his manner to the end of his life. From 1827 until his death in 1875, the master did not miss a single exhibition in the Salon. Interestingly, his latest works were presented to the public after his death. Dying in his Paris apartment, Corot ordered several of his works to be exhibited at the next exhibition, even if he was no longer alive. At the exhibition in 1875, the most popular among the public were the works of a bygone artist, a recognized master, unique and original, unlike any other.

Paintings by Camille Corot

gust of wind
Remembering Mortfontena
Venice. View of Schiavoni Embankment
Church in marissel

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