Claude Lorrain (1600-1682) was one of the first notable painters to specialize in landscape painting.
Claude Lorrain Summary:
- Lorrain was born in France but lived in Italy for most of his life.
- His elder brother, Jean, taught him the basics of drawing.
- He loved to work outdoors and observe nature to create depictions that equal the beauty of nature itself.
- Despite the human and mythological subjects in his paintings, what truly stands out are his skills in creating vibrant and soft landscapes.
- His seascapes were said to have inspired English painter J.M.W Turner.
Claude Lorrain Famous Paintings:
- Seaport at Sunset (1639)
- Landscape with Cattle and Peasants (1629)
- Pastoral Landscape: The Roman Campagna (1639)
- The Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba (1648)
- Landscape with Psyche outside the Palace of Cupid (The Enchanted Castle) (1664)
- An Artist Studying From Nature (1639)
- Landscape with Nymph and Satyr Dancing (1641)