A precocious painter who became more famous in Britain than in her native France, she liked painting powerful animals like oxen and lions.
It wasn’t until later in his career that he discovered his formula for success: putting farm animals into his landscapes.
Sadly neglected today, his landscapes are some of the finest of the century, and his depictions of trees are among the best.
A journey from early 1800s realism to Post-Impressionism, in the company of innumerable trees.
If Constable acted as a bridge, Corot was the crossroad leading to ‘modern’ art.
We should refer to European and not French Impressionism, although prior to about 1880 the hub of the movement was certainly Paris.
After japonisme, it was appropriate that Japanese painters should be trained in Paris and take the latest avant garde European styles and techniques back.
He is often claimed to be the greatest of the American Impressionists, and with several thousand paintings to his name he was certainly among the most prolific.
He never aspired to be an impressionist, but painted many works plein air, with loose brushwork, and conveying impressions.
Today, many consider him to be the father of American landscape painting.