Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (July 17, 1796 – February 22, 1875) was a French landscape and portrait painter. Corot was the leading painter of the Barbizon school of France in the mid-nineteenth century. He is a pivotal figure in landscape painting and his vast output simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the plein-air innovations of Impressionism. After a stay in Italy between 1825 and 1828 he remarked, “They still have the most beautiful women in the world that I have met… their eyes, their shoulders, their hands, and their asses are spectacular. In that, they surpass our women, but on the other hand, they are not their equals in grace and kindness… Myself, as a painter I prefer the Italian woman, but I lean toward the French woman when it comes to emotion.” This painting of La Petite Jeannette was done in 1848…


000 La Petite Jeannette

Photo of La Petite Jeannette, painted by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot in 1848, taken in le Musée national Picasso in Paris in May 2015.


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