Jamie Kirkland Art Studio

Let the beauty we love be what we do. ~Rumi ~

This post is for the Corot fans. I saw my first Corot at The Utah Museum of Fine Art. At that time they had two small  paintings in their collection. I was just starting my studies in painting and drawing. I remember the distinct feeling of being pulled across the gallery by their grace and beauty. Have you had that experience of being in a museum turning a corner or glancing out of the corner of your eye and being riveted by a painting’s beauty , then charging across the gallery to get a closer look? Those are my favorite art moments! We are so fortunate to live in a time when most  museums will allow digital photography if the flash is off. I can tell you I was eyed closely by the guard when I stood in front of these two Corot paintings at the Kimball Art Museum in Fort Worth Texas. I wanted to gather reference material for my own inspiration so I took numerous detail shots of the paintings. The thoughts that come to mind when looking at all of the close up images of the details in his paintings are.. delicacy.. ease of effort… tonal.. elegant color palette… air… darks not foreboding or scary.. color harmony.. slivery blues,  lovely creams…. mastery

What do you see in them?

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One thought on “Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

  1. daramark says:

    Thanks for the detail shots. I have always loved Corot. As you say, the delicacy, the sensitivity to light, the quality of timeless repose, rather akin to Vermeer.


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