Mountains in Auvergne (Montagnes d'Auvergne)
On View: Beaux-Arts Court, South, 3rd Floor
The painters Théodore Rousseau and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot were proponents of working en plein air (painting outdoors). These two informal oil sketches summarily define terrain, foliage, and sky in a series of delicate touches and broad brushstrokes, foreshadowing the Impressionist awareness of light and atmosphere. They are the kind of quick landscape studies that both artists might have used as inspiration for larger compositions made in the studio.
Oil on paper mounted on linen
11 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (28.6 x 41.3 cm) (show scale)
Stamped lower left: "VENTE/COROT"
Purchased with funds given by Karen B. Cohen, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Gift of A. Augustus Healy and Annie H. Halsted, by exchange
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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875). Mountains in Auvergne (Montagnes d'Auvergne), 1841-1842. Oil on paper mounted on linen, 11 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (28.6 x 41.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Karen B. Cohen, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Gift of A. Augustus Healy and Annie H. Halsted, by exchange, 1997.8 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.8_SL1.jpg)
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