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  • Trees in a Swamp

    Artist:
    Corot, Jean-Baptiste Camille. 1796-1875
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    25,5x38 cm

Corot, Jean-Baptiste Camille. 1796-1875

Trees in a Swamp

France, Between 1855 and 1860

Corot was one of the first 19th-century French artists to turn to the realistic depiction of his native landscape. Here he chose a gloomy, rainy day: a slight mist enfolds the trees, making their crowns seem like mere shadows in the air. Light, air and space are conveyed through shades of colour with different light values. The colouring is restricted within a range of silvery-green, enlivened by the light-brown cow pasturing apart from the herd. The fine inspiration of Corot's landscapes bring his work close to that of the Romantics; his accurate observation, meanwhile, had much in common with the masters of the Barbizon School, while his interest in conveying the changing nature of light-and-air medium anticipates the work of the Impressionists.

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Trees in a Swamp

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oil

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25,5x38 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1922; handed over from the State Museum Fund; originally in the A.M. Somov collection

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-5684

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