Monday, November 07, 2011

The four times of day

A first souvenir from our visit to the National Gallery in London: a painter I have not featured in my blog so far, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1975). Corot was the leading artist of the Barbizon school of France in the mid-nineteenth century, and an important landscape painter. I have always liked his work, even though my taste tends to be more modern that that. I particularly liked this set of four paintings from 1858, depicting four times of the day (morning, afternoon, evening, night) in the National Gallery. I created this quadiptych myself from the separate paintings. More on Corot in the wikipedia article linked to below.