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  • Pool in the Wood

    Artist:
    Corot, Jean-Baptiste Camille. 1796-1875
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    61x51 cm

Corot, Jean-Baptiste Camille. 1796-1875

Pool in the Wood

France, Between 1865 and 1870

Corot's work is suffused with love for his native landscape. In this painting we can feel the silence of the early summer morning in the half-dark and damp air of the forest. Corot had his own particular way of conveying trees - the crowns were picked out by just a few dulled greenish-brown tones, over which the artist applied small, broken silvery-green strokes with an almost dry brush. In this manner the artist achieved the impression of moving, shimmering leaves. The colouring, with limited variations around a single tonality as was typical of Corot's work, is enlivened by the white trunk of the birch-tree and the red hat of the fisherman who stands by the side of the pool. Corot's method of working in the open air and in conveying the light-and-air medium anticipates the achievements of the Impressionists.

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Pool in the Wood

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oil

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61x51 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1931; handed over by the Antikvariat All-Union Association; originally in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow; further - in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-7279

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