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Claude Lorrain The Punishment of Midas oil painting


The Punishment of Midas
Painting ID::  6089
Claude Lorrain
The Punishment of Midas
c. 1620 Copper, 43 x 62 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

   
   
     

Claude Lorrain View of a Port with the Capitol (mk05) oil painting


View of a Port with the Capitol (mk05)
Painting ID::  20530
Claude Lorrain
View of a Port with the Capitol (mk05)
Canvas 22 x 28 1/4 ''(56 x 72 cm)Seized in the Revolution from the collection of the Duc de Brissac

   
   
     

Claude Lorrain View of the Campo Vaccino ()mk05 oil painting


View of the Campo Vaccino ()mk05
Painting ID::  20531
Claude Lorrain
View of the Campo Vaccino ()mk05
Canvas 22 x 28 1/4''(56 x 72 cm)Seized in the Revolution from the collection of the Brissac INV

   
   
     

Claude Lorrain Ulysses Returns Chryseis to Her Father (mk05) oil painting


Ulysses Returns Chryseis to Her Father (mk05)
Painting ID::  20532
Claude Lorrain
Ulysses Returns Chryseis to Her Father (mk05)
Canvas,47 x 59''(119 x 150 cm)Acquired by Louis XIV from the Duc de Richelieu in 1665

   
   
     

Claude Lorrain Landscape with Cephalus and Procris reunited by Diana (mk08) oil painting


Landscape with Cephalus and Procris reunited by Diana (mk08)
Painting ID::  21580
Claude Lorrain
Landscape with Cephalus and Procris reunited by Diana (mk08)
1645 Oil on canvas 102x132cm London,National Gallery

   
   
     

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     Claude Lorrain
     French 1600-1682 Claude Lorrain Galleries In Rome, not until the mid-17th century were landscapes deemed fit for serious painting. Northern Europeans, such as the Germans Elsheimer and Brill, had made such views pre-eminent in some of their paintings (as well as Da Vinci in his private drawings or Baldassarre Peruzzi in his decorative frescoes of vedute); but not until Annibale Carracci and his pupil Domenichino do we see landscape become the focus of a canvas by a major Italian artist. Even with the latter two, as with Lorrain, the stated themes of the paintings were mythic or religious. Landscape as a subject was distinctly unclassical and secular. The former quality was not consonant with Renaissance art, which boasted its rivalry with the work of the ancients. The second quality had less public patronage in Counter-Reformation Rome, which prized subjects worthy of "high painting," typically religious or mythic scenes. Pure landscape, like pure still-life or genre painting, reflected an aesthetic viewpoint regarded as lacking in moral seriousness. Rome, the theological and philosophical center of 17th century Italian art, was not quite ready for such a break with tradition. In this matter of the importance of landscape, Lorrain was prescient. Living in a pre-Romantic era, he did not depict those uninhabited panoramas that were to be esteemed in later centuries, such as with Salvatore Rosa. He painted a pastoral world of fields and valleys not distant from castles and towns. If the ocean horizon is represented, it is from the setting of a busy port. Perhaps to feed the public need for paintings with noble themes, his pictures include demigods, heroes and saints, even though his abundant drawings and sketchbooks prove that he was more interested in scenography. Lorrain was described as kind to his pupils and hard-working; keenly observant, but an unlettered man until his death. The painter Joachim von Sandrart is an authority for Claude's life (Academia Artis Pictoriae, 1683); Baldinucci, who obtained information from some of Claude's immediate survivors, relates various incidents to a different effect (Notizie dei professoni del disegno). John Constable described Claude Lorrain as "the most perfect landscape painter the world ever saw", and declared that in Claude??s landscape "all is lovely ?C all amiable ?C all is amenity and repose; the calm sunshine of the heart"

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