Recollection of Mortefontaine is a masterpiece from this period of his maturity. On the left of the painting are three girls who seem captivated by the tall, thin, lifeless tree that curves into the paleness of the sky. Details & FREE Returns Return this item for free. Find more prominent pieces of landscape at Wikiart.org – best visual art database. The subdued green and brown tones of the landscape complement the washed-out hues of the sky and water, offering a certain sense of mystique and silence. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges ‘Recollection of Mortefontaine’ touches viewers with its aura of tranquility. If you have really been touched, you will convey to others the sincerity of your emotion.”. ‘Recollection of Mortefontaine’ (Souvenir de Mortefontaine) is currently located at the Musee du Louvre in Paris, France. Simple, rigorous composition The simple rigorous compositional approach we see here is that arrived at by the 17th-century masters and learned by Corot from his teachers: in the foreground, a tree partially blocks the view, while behind it the pond stretches away into a bluish infinity merging with the sky. This oil painting on canvas is a notable demonstration of Corot s artistic progression after 1850. Why are they not admiring the strong, healthy branches of the lush one? ‘Recollections of Mortefontaine’ was created in c.1864 by Camille Corot in Realism style. In 1864, master painter John-Baptiste-Camille Corot created ‘Recollection of Mortefontaine’, or as it is known in its original French language, ‘Souvenir de Mortefontaine’. Its juxtaposition in relation to the majestic tree on the right not only produces a powerful contrast, but also triggers curiosity in the onlooker. Recollection of Mortefontaine touches viewers with its aura of tranquility. “There is only one master here - Corot. John-Baptiste-Camille Corot became renowned for his numerous quotes regarding art, nature, and life in general.• On beauty: “Beauty in art is truth bathed in an impression received from nature. Recollections of Mortefontaine by Jean Baptiste Corot, 35x47-Inch Canvas Wall Art Brand: Trademark Fine Art. We are nothing compared to him, nothing.” - Claude Monet, 1897. In 1864, master painter John-Baptiste-Camille Corot created Recollection of Mortefontaine , or as it is known in its original French language, Souvenir de Mortefontaine . Price: $116.10 & FREE Shipping. Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. Souvenir de Mortefontaine ( Recollection of Mortefontaine) is an 1864 oil-on-canvas painting by French artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. It is a scene of tranquillity: a woman and children quietly enjoying themselves by a glass-flat, tree-flanked lake. The hazy atmosphere that encompasses the entire canvas, brought about by the delicate lighting, suggests an early morning in the French countryside. Why are the subjects intrigued with the skeletal tree? This oil painting on canvas is a notable demonstration of Corot’s artistic progression after 1850. While I strive for conscientious imitation, I yet never for an instant lose the emotion that has taken hold of me.”• On emotion: “Never lose the first impression which has moved you.”• On sincerity: “Be guided by feelings alone... Before any site and any object, abandon yourself to your first impression. I am struck upon seeing a certain place. John-Baptiste-Camille Corot made it a habit to paint most of his landscape portraits outdoors, rather than being confined within the walls of his studio; however, those titles with the words “memories or souvenirs” were most often created in studio.