Gallery 618 - Landscape Painting and Claude Lorrain
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Landscape painting developed in Rome, following the examples of Annibale Carracci and his school and of northern European artists who traveled to the city. During the first half of the seventeenth century, a significant group of foreign artists was based in Italy, painting landscapes for local and international patrons. The most lyrical of these works were by the French artist Claude Lorrain, who lived in Rome for most of his life and painted scenes from ancient history, mythology, and the Bible set in the beautifully observed and luminous surrounding countryside, the Roman Campagna.
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