A Girl Reading: Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot: A Girl Reading

In A Girl Reading, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot uses a restraint in background colour to focus attention on the girl and her silent reading in a Neoclassical style. Cited by Monet as a great influence on Impressionism, Corot painted this work in 1850, 22 years prior to Impression, Sunrise.

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot’s A Girl Reading is in the Buhrle collection in Zürich, Switzerland.

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