Leisure at the water's edge in a romantic landscape
Jean-Baptiste Claudot said Claudot Nancy (1733-1805)
Canvas of 71 cm by 45 cm, beautiful gold frame 84 cm by 57 cm, some old restorations
Jean-Baptiste Claudot (1733-1805) led a career landscape painter and decorator very revealing of the emergence of a new taste for the landscape in France at the end of XVIII. His fruitful work combines the tradition of landscape with ancient ruin, in the minds of the seventeenth védutistes Italian and French from the middle of the next century. Emule Joseph Vernet and Hubert Robert in this area, it broadcasts a taste for the melancholic landscape, marked by the representation of the ruin and the passing of time; Remember the trip to Italy, so popular. Claudot also announced his work developing a regional sentiment expressed by representations of cities or Lorraine websites clearly identified: Nancy, Luneville, Pont à Mousson, Metz, Bayon ...
For more information, visit the excellent press release of the retrospective Claudot 2006 Nancy (Nancy Museum of Fine Arts)