Who is Jean-Baptiste-Camille COROT?

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) was a French landscape and portrait painter as well as a printmaker in etching of the Barbizon school in the mid-nineteenth century. He lived and worked in Ville d’Avray and represented, using painting, the ponds that we will use as the testing ground for capturing atmospheres. His work simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the Impressionism of Claude Monet, as well as to the figure painting of Degas and the classical figures of Picasso. In the 1860s, Corot became interested in photography, which influenced his use of color and demonstrated his forward thinking approach to art using technology.