Jean Baptiste Camille Corot / Silenus / 1838Jean Baptiste Camille Corot

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Creator Name: Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: 1796 - 1875
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
Title: Silenus
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1838
Creation End Date: 1838
Creation Date: 1838
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: oil on canvas
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: H.97-1/2 x W.70-1/2 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 73.42.2
Credit Line: Bequest of J. Jerome Hill

Corot took this subject of ancient gods courting in an idyllic landscape from Virgil's Eclogues, a Roman poem of the 1st century B.C. With its moralizing mythological theme, this picture is an excellent example of historical landscape painting, a category of painting first popularized by Nicholas Poussin. Silenus is Corot's most overt tribute to his great 17th century predecessor.

AMICA ID: MIA_.73.42.2
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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