Camille Corot

Camille Corot was a French painter best known for his landscapes. Corot was a poor scholar, and he didn’t take to learning his father’s trade well — a draper. Eventually, Corot’s father gave him a small allowance, which spurred him on to be a painter. He spent a considerable amount of time studying paintings in the Louvre. Corot was able to receive private instruction from Achille-Etna Michallon and Jean-Victor Bertin, both followers of the Neoclassical landscape painter, Henri de Valenciennes. From the start, Corot preferred to sit outside to paint or sketch what he saw.
Bowness, Alan. “Camille Corot.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 21 Mar. 2017.

Fontainebleau: Oak Trees at Bas-Bréau


What a splendid day! Walk up the small hill and take shelter among the trees. The canopies are filled with lush-looking leaves, which provides thick patches of cool, refreshing shade. Come, take a break from the heat.

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