From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (July 17, 1796 – February 22, 1875) was a French landscape painter and printmaker in etching. Corot was the leading painter of the Barbizon school of France in the mid-nineteenth century. He is a pivotal figure in landscape painting and his vast output simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the plein-air innovations of Impressionism. He also painted thirteen reclining nudes, with his Les Repos (1860) strikingly similar in pose to Ingres famous La grande odalisque (1814), but Corot’s female is instead a rustic bacchante.
Two of Corot's works are featured and play an important role in the plot of the French film L'Heure d'été (English title Summer Hours). The film was produced by the Musee d'Orsay, and the two works were lent by the museum for the making of the film.
- The Bridge at Narni (1826)
- Venise, La Piazetta (1835)
- Une Matinée (1850), Musée d’Orsay
- Macbeth and the Witches (1859), Wallace Collection
- Baigneuses au Bord d'un Lac (1861), private collection
- Meadow by the Swamp, National Museum of Serbia
- L'Arbre brisé (1865)
- Ville d’Avray (1867)
- Femme Lisant (1869)
- Pastorale — Souvenir d'Italie (1873), Glasgow Art Gallery
- Biblis (1875)
- Souvenir de Mortefontaine (1864), Louvre