Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

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                                                                                                                           River Landscape in Holland Sun

"What there is to see in painting, or rather what I am looking for, is the form, the whole, the value of the tones...That is why for me the color comes after, because I love more than anything else the overall effect, the harmony of the tones, while color gives you a kind of shock that I don’t like. Perhaps it is the excess of this principal that makes people say I have leaden tones." -Corot  [Gary Tinterow, et al, Corot, Abrams, New York, 1996, p. 266]

 

 

 

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                                 Arleux du Nord, the Drocourt Mill, 1871

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ville d'Avray, ca. 1867, oil on canvas. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art                                                                                                                       Back