Corot, Women

Corot, Women

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Corot, Women
Mary Morton, David Ogawa, Sébastien Allard, Heather McPherson
Yale University Press, 2018

The women painted by Camille Corot (1796–1875) read, dream, and gaze at the viewer, conveying an independent spirit and a sense of their inner lives. Corot’s handling of color and his deft, delicate touch applied to the female form resulted in pictures of quiet majesty. This publication encompasses some forty paintings by Corot—from the single-figure bust and full-length images of the 1840s through the 1860s nudes and his allegorical series devoted to the model in the studio. Essays by leading experts in the field address Corot’s debt to the old masters and the impact of his pictures on both 19th- and 20th-century painting, the relationship of his figural work to his more famous landscape practice, his response to the shifting social position of artists’ models, and the incursion of photography into artistic practice in the Second Empire and early Third Republic.

English - 180 Pages - 23.6 cm x 2.5 cm x 28.4 cm - 1.2 Kg
ISBN: 9780300236736

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