Arts Everyday Living: Beginnings of Impressionism–Spring in the French Countryside

 

 

 

 

BEGINNINGS OF IMPRESSIONISM

SPRING IN THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE

 

 

Jean-Baptiste-Camile Corot, Ville D’Avray, c. 1865, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

 

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