Solitude, Souvenir of Vigen, Limousin
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One of a large group of 'souvenirs' that Corot painted towards the end of his life that evoke the French countryside with recollections of various places in Italy. Corot aimed to express the emotions aroused by the contemplation of nature rather than specific locations. The painting has an air of meloncholy with the use of greys, greens and blues. This palette was used in a number of the artist's canvases on the same subject of peace and reflection.
Owner/Location: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza -Madrid  (Spain - Madrid)
Dates: 1866
Artist age:Approximately 70 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 95 cm (37.4 in.), Width: 130 cm (51.18 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 26 November 2013.
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