Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Eye Candy for Today: Corot landscape near Volterra

Posted by Charley Parker at 11:45 pm

A View near Volterra, ean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
A View near Volterra, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Wow. I just love these direct, observational landscapes from Corot — filled with light and the feeling of immediate atmosphere. You can see why the Impressionists thought so highly of him.

Original is in the National Gallery of Art, D.C. The image on the linked page is zoomable. Click “Download” for larger images. You have to create a (free) account to download the high-resolution images.

2 comments for Eye Candy for Today: Corot landscape near Volterra »

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  1. Comment by Ælle
    Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 6:37 am

    One of your personal favourites, is he not?

  2. Comment by Charley Parker
    Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 8:07 am

    Yes. A wonderful painter.

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