Claude Lorrain

Claude Lorrain - Large Format Fine Art Prints and Reproductions

French painter (c. 1600-1682). A peasant's son, Claude Gellée became known as Claude Lorrain, named after the duchy in which he was born. He had difficulty writing French and Italian and could barely count, but he could explain light's effects like a physicist. Entirely devoted to his art, the kind, guileless Claude became wildly successful despite ruthless competition. Responding to forgers, notably Sébastien Bourdon, he began recording the pictures he sold in his Liber veritatis (Book of Truth), now in the British Museum, which contains some examples of his most beautiful draftsmanship.

The young Claude began his career in Rome by about 1617, where he largely remained until his death. He studied the art of Northern European landscapists working in Italy, trained under Rome's landscape painters, and briefly studied in Naples. By 1633 Claude had found his definitive landscape style and joined Rome's Accademia di San Luca.

Regardless of subject, Claude's focus was always landscape and light, which unified his pictures. Thin, semi-transparent layers of oil paint created extraordinary luminosity, and every element was subordinated to the poetic feeling of the whole. To stimulate his imagination to devise images more beautiful and better ordered than nature itself, he drew outdoors daily. In life and long after his death, Claude influenced landscape painting and garden design, through his paintings and over 1,300 drawings.

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Claude Lorrain

Coast View with the Abduction of Europa

€37.00
Claude Lorrain is known for painting complicated images that achieve a tranquil balance. This scene appears bucolic, but his composition and details also hint of impending danger. Beyond the field of delicate flowers, for example, a craggy tower looms. The women fail to notice that the bull is poised in anticipation, already straightening one of his legs...
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Claude Lorrain

Coast View with the Abduction of Europa (2)

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Five versions of this subject by Claude Lorrain are known, the earliest was painted in 1634. Of these, the one in the Royal Collection is the last and the most sophisticated. The calm mood of the scene is established by the carefully placed trees, the fortification and ships on the horizon, and the pale golden light. The central group seem light-hearted...
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Claude Lorrain

Landscape with Aeneas at Delos

€37.00
The painting shows Aeneas, a hero of the Trojan War, at Delos, an island sacred to the sun god Apollo, and Diana, his twin. Aeneas (wearing red) is accompanied by his father Anchises (wearing blue) and his son Ascanius. They are met by Anius, king of Delos and priest of Apollo, who points to the olive and the palm to which Latona clung while giving birth...
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Claude Lorrain

Seaport with the Embarkation of Saint Ursula

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Claude Lorrain painted Seaport with the Embarkation of St. Ursula in 1641 for Fausto Poli, secretary to Pope Urban VIII (another patron of Claude Lorrain). Poli's main responsibility was to buy and commission works of art for his boss, a notoriously avid collector; his success at building one of the most magnificent collections of the 17th century was...
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Claude Lorrain

Seaport with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba

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The Duc de Bouillon, general of the Papal army, commissioned Claude Lorrain to paint both this painting and 'Landscape with the Marriage of Isaac and Rebecca'. The pair complement each other depicting joyful occasions in the Old Testament. 'The Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba' is a port scene and 'Landscape with the Marriage of Isaac and Rebecca' takes...
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