I came across this beautirul series of Corot paintings this afternoon. Hope you enjoy them.
(Some of the reproductions are not of the best quality but some help one understand this very fine painter)
What is it about Corot's paintings that give one such a feeling of pure straightforward honesty and beauty. Some of it comes from what Barbara said about them yesterday. They are so modern in the way their made. The application of the paint shows such deep understanding about what painting is all about. Another of his extremely rare qualities is his immaculate tonal harmony and a unique ability to use 3 to 5 key colors that are simply beautiful in their amount and location. Amaazing how those few colors are so sensitively and elegantly used. With lesser painters, one can feel them trying to achieve this but it's crude in comparison.