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Claude Lorrain

Claude Lorrain
 

Claude Gellee, called Claude Lorrain was neither a great man nor a lofty spirit like Poussin. His genius cannot, however, be denied and he was, like Poussin, a profoundly original inventor within the limitations of a classical ideal. He too spent most of his life in Rome though t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781780427072
Barcode 9781780427072
Published 22 March 2012 by Parkstone International
Available in PDF format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Daniel, Sergei
Series Mega Square
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ISBN-13 9781780427072
ISBN-10 1780427077
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Parkstone International
Imprint Parkstone International
Publication Date 22 March 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Daniel, Sergei
Series Mega Square
Category History Of Art & Design Styles: C 1400 To C 1600
Painting & Paintings
Painting: Gouache
Individual Artists
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 759.4
Catalogue Code 268785

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Claude Gellee, called Claude Lorrain was neither a great man nor a lofty spirit like Poussin. His genius cannot, however, be denied and he was, like Poussin, a profoundly original inventor within the limitations of a classical ideal. He too spent most of his life in Rome though the art he created was not specifically Italian, but French. For more than two centuries afterwards everyone in France who felt called upon to depict the beauties of nature would think of Lorrain and study his works, whether it be Joseph Vernet in the eighteenth century or Corot in the nineteenth. Outside France it was the same; Lorrain was nowhere more admired than in England. There is an element of mystery in the vocation of this humble and almost illiterate peasant whose knowledge of French and Italian was equally poor, and who used to inscribe on his drawings notes in a strange broken Franco-Italian. This mystery is in some way symbolic of that with which he imbued his pictures, le mystere dans la lumiere. This admirable landscapist drew from within himself the greatest number of extraordinary pictures, in which all is beauty, poetry and truth. He sometimes made from nature drawings so beautiful that several have been attributed to Poussin, but in his paintings his imagination dominates, growing in magnitude as he realised his genius. He understood by listening to Poussin and watching him paint that a sort of intellectual background would be an invaluable addition to his own imagination, visions, dreams and reveries.

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