This painting gives a good idea of the kind of work that Corot produced on a larger scale with such success. He was concerned less about an accurate depiction of a specific spot than about a mood, about nature as a place where the supernatural could also reveal itself. Sometimes he lets wood nymphs dance in his landscapes, but here there is just a horseman.
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|Title||Landscape near Ville d'Avray|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is travelling|
Width 33 cm
Height 24 cm
|Accession number||VdV 8|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Willem van der Vorm 1972|
|Age artist||Between 64 and 79 years old|
|Collector||Collector / Willem van der Vorm|
|Geographical origin||France > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the artist
Parijs 1796 - Parijs 1875
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot was trained in Paris as a classical landscape painter, after which, at the age of 29, he made a long journey of two years to Italy....Bekijk het volledige profiel