Seventeen years of Treehouse talk

Seventeen years of Treehouse talk

Friday, September 20, 2013

Updated with artwork: The Bridge at Narni (Corot Picture Study)

The second painting we are studying this term is Corot's The Bridge at Narni, not to be confused with any of his other bridge pictures (Bridge at Mantes etc.).
The painting above is The Bridge at Narni that you would see if you went to the Louvre.  It's an on-the-spot oil sketch that Corot did during his 1820's trip to Italy.
This is the neat part: the studio version of the painting, which was submitted to the Paris Salon in 1827, is now in the National Gallery of Canada. The painting didn't sell at the Salon, for some reason, but Corot was so fond of it that he kept it hanging on his bedroom wall until his death in 1875.  The NGC bought the painting in 1939.

If you click on that link (the National Gallery), you can also click on the "Audioguide" that you'd hear if you went to Ottawa.

So: two Corots in one.  Which do you like better?

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

I like the Louvre painting above better, because I like the warmer colour way. The idea of the other one being in your museum is pretty cool though. Two in One indeed!