Claude Lorrain

Claude Lorrain

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)

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