COROT, PREDECESSOR TO IMPRESSIONISM
A FAVORITE TREE
Reality is one part of art; feeling completes it….Before any site or any object, abandon yourself to your first impression. If you have really been touched, you will convey to others the sincerity of your emotion.
Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Notebooks, c. 1856
French artist Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875) was a master of both portraiture and landscape; he also helped lay the foundation for his successors, the future Impressionists.
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