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Italian Landscape

Italian Landscape






Date : near 1835

Material : Oil on canvas
J. Paul Getty Museum
European Paintings 1800-1850
West Pavilion
First Floor - Section W201
Item 3 on 17
European Painting
Painting (Landscape)

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Italy

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Corot spent many years living and working in Italy. Primarily a landscape painter, he made several sketches from nature but always painted finished works in the studio. Relying on his studies, memories, and imagination, Corot created this misty, golden sunrise scene. Cows stand quietly in reflective waters, while peasants dance happily in a field. In the distance, the ruins of an ancient temple evoke a serene, timeless mood.
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