Marissel Church by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
beautiful painting printed on wood, I do not know its antiquity, but I know that it was bought in the 70s by someone from a famous Kunsthaus Schaller Kunstgalerie in Stuttgart.
the original painting. The church of Marissel, near Beauvais
Artist: Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot
Dimensions: 55 cm x 42 cm
Epochs: Realism, School of Barbizon
Genres: Landscape Painting, Pastoral
Height 60 cm
Width 55 cm
Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot was born on July 16, 1796 in Paris. Before he started painting at the age of 26, he was a trained cloth dealer.
Corot was known throughout his life for his works and sold his art with great financial success. This is due to the intelligent marketing of his works. Corot, who was neither married nor had children of his own, donated much of his income to charity. Especially the poor and orphans received his allowances.
Corot painted primarily landscapes and women. His paintings are characterized by the almost delicate colors with which he was able to capture the mood of a place. Spirit painting was his passion. After 1850 he perfected this art. He was considered the most important landscape painter in France and one of the most deceived artists in the world. However, he was responsible for this: he did not sign every work, gave pictures with and without signature, made no copies or explicitly allowed the reproduction of some images.
Corot had a decisive influence on Impressionism and was the main representative of the Barbizon School, a group of French painters. Many artists referred to his training. His most important student was Camille Pissarro.
Corot died at the age of 78 in Paris, where he was buried in the cemetery of Pére Lachaise.