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Corot: the Painter and his Models

Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris

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The first exhibition in Paris dedicated to the artist since the great retrospective of the Grand Palais held in 1996. Presented at the Musée Marmottan Monet, it brings together an exceptional collection of figurative paintings and celebrates this most personal, but also potentially most modern part of the artist’s production. Known above all for his landscapes and paving the way for the Impressionists, Corot was also a painter of figures. However, he kept this part of his production in the secret of his studio – these works were scarcely diffused during his lifetime to a few friends, merchants or collectors. The exhibition brings together some 60 of these figures, focusing mainly on portraits he made of his family and rarely seen nudes, from the most prestigious public and private collections in Europe and the United States. Find out more about the Corot exhibition from the Musée Marmottan Monet’s website.

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Moine blanc, assis, lisant (c. 1850-55), ean-Baptiste Camille Corot. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Hervé Lewandowski

Moine blanc, assis, lisant (c. 1850-55), Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Hervé Lewandowski

Marietta ou L'Odalisque romaine (1843), Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. © Petit Palais / Roger-Viollet

Marietta ou L’Odalisque romaine (1843), Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. © Petit Palais / Roger-Viollet

La Lecture interrompue (c.1870), Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. © The Art Institute of Chicago

La Lecture interrompue (c.1870), Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. © The Art Institute of Chicago

La Dame en bleu (1874), Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Stéphane Maréchalle

La Dame en bleu (1874), Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Stéphane Maréchalle

L'Atelier de Corot. Jeune femme assise devant un chevalet (c. 1873), Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / René-Gabriel Ojéda

L’Atelier de Corot. Jeune femme assise devant un chevalet (c. 1873), Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / René-Gabriel Ojéda