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BEGINNINGS OF IMPRESSIONISM
SPRING IN THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE
Be guided by feelings alone. We are only simple mortals, subject to error; so listen to the advice of others but follow only what you understand and can unite in your own feeling.
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Notebooks, c. 1865
French artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) is esteemed for his often poetic landscapes and portraits as well as his considerable impact on younger generations of painters such as the Impressionists, inspiring them to communicate their emotions through their works of art.
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