Pearl Girl | Corot

        This painting is a meticulous work of Corot in his later years. It can be seen from the painting that the composition and processing of the characters are influenced by Da Vinci. However, the difference is that the women in the artist's pen are quiet, and the feeling of sorrow is faint. Her charm lies in the kindness of the heart, the purity of the soul, and the character of the character. Another advantage of this portrait is the artist's treatment of the hue. The painter uses the quaint costumes and backgrounds to set off the beauty of the girl's youth, while giving a deep, calm feeling.

        "Girl wearing a pearl" (made between 1868 and 1870, about 70 x 55 cm, now the Louvre in Paris) is a beautiful portrait of a portrait, depicting a young man wearing a "garland" made of leaves woman. A leaf cast a shadow on her forehead, and the audience mistakenly recognized this shadow as a pearl. Although this is an illusion, it contains the judgment of the truth of this painting. When the "Pearl-wearing Girl" was exhibited at the Louvre, it was side by side with Angel's "Turkish Bath", and the audience clearly compared the differences in artistic concepts between the two.

        Corot's expressions of women's expressions all have one thing in common, that is, gaze and contemplation, lack of smile, and indicate that the painter is pursuing the surface effect of a kind of pleasing person. The model is dressed according to the Italian folk costumes designated by the artist. In addition, this portrait marks the balance of Corot's style in the figure painting, that is, always with a harmonious and complete artistic image, the picture produces a poetic, fresh and rich atmosphere, also like his landscape painting .

        Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796–1875) was an outstanding French painter of the 19th century. His landscape painting broke the dull style of the academic school at that time, and went directly to nature to find inspiration. The work has a unique lyric meaning and rich and romantic imagination. He has traveled throughout Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland and other places, depicting a variety of natural scenery. He puts the characters in the landscape painting, which adds a lot of fun to the picture.

        Corot not only loves nature, he is often fascinated by it, and he is also very good at drawing characters. In particular, the image of the girl (and part of her nude) in his writing has a simple and fresh aesthetic corresponding to the natural style. The more famous female portraits are like the three to be appreciated here: "The Woman Who Reads Intermittent Reading", "Agostina", "Girl with Pearls", and "Girls Playing Mandolin" (18 50~1855), "Young Women in Blue" (made in 1874) and some wild nude paintings "dressing" (made in 1859), "Diana's Bath", "Venus bathing" and so on. These portraits and nude female images are all painted by real artists, while nude paintings like to be titled myths. The female portrait he painted is not beautiful. During his poor years in 1866, the female models he hired in the studio were full of "Italian women" on Muftar Street or women workers at Montmartre. These women are usually more vulgar, but after moving into Coro's picture, they no longer show their original nature, but become a priestess, a female water god, a muse, a Venus, or some rich thoughts. Everyone with affection is very good.

        Secondly, Corot faced the model and never asked the object to make a fixed posture for him. A contemporary critic, Leroy Buye, who studies Corot's art, said: "Crow loves to paint swinging leaves and 'active models'. He never copied and indifferently spent his mind on the model. He has always been looking forward to 'performance life', and more precisely, to express his own fantasy of life." Barbizon painter Dupont has a child who is used to moving around when posing. Sing and laugh. Someone stopped him, but Coro opposed it. He said, "I just need it. I am not the kind of person who looks like in art works. My purpose is to express life. I need a model of activity."


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