KORO Jean Baptiste Camille (Corot Jean Baptiste Camille)( French painter)
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Biography KORO Jean Baptiste Camille (Corot Jean Baptiste Camille)
Born July 17, 1796 in Paris. Except for a brief period of training in classical landscape painting Mishallona and Bert in 1822, Coro may be called self-taught. Decisive in his artistic development was the period from 1825 to 1828, held in Rome, where he worked on the scenic sketches and drawings. At that time, were created Type Coliseum (1826) and Bridge in August on the river Nera (1827, both in the Louvre). Returning to France, he wrote to the environs of Paris, the forest of Fontainebleau, rural types of Normandy, Picardy and Burgundy. In the painting of Chartres Cathedral (1830, Louvre) felt softening his painting style influenced the artistic concepts of Romanticism. During his second trip to Italy, Corot in 1834 in his landscapes appear human figures
. After 1850 in the style of Corot undergoes substantial changes: instead of direct impressions of nature artist seeks to convey a poetic charm, . preferring soft, . fluid form, . misty atmospheric effects, . that has found expression in such works, . a dance of nymphs (1851) and Memoirs of Mortefontene (1864, . both in the Louvre),
. Coro, who had already sold several of his paintings, suddenly becomes famous, the number of works created by them and their prices increased between 1858 and 1870, while their quality often leaves much to be desired. But even in this period of popularity, he continued to create beautiful paintings, turning to the direct study of nature and many of his portraits are of this time - for example, a woman with a pearl (1868, Louvre). Starting to work in the tradition of classical landscape painting, which runs from Poussin, Corot and combines it with romanticism and realism, and subsequently came close to the beautiful discoveries of Impressionism. Corot died in Paris on Feb. 22, 1875.