Interrupted Reading…

“Beauty in art is truth bathed in an impression received from nature. I am struck upon seeing a certain place. While I strive for conscientious imitation, I yet never for an instant lose the emotion that has taken hold of me. “

-(Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)-

-Corot, Interrupted Reading, (1870)-

 Rhetorical Precis:


[2] In the book  “Painters By Painting” the auhtor, Eric Protter,  claims that  the French painter Jean-Baptiste  Camille Corot  strongly influenced the development of landscape painting in the 19th century. [3] Corot contributed to some aspects of impressionism and in addition to his landscapes pieces, he also painted skillful portraits. [4] Eric Protter explains Corot’s artistic life in order to demonstrate how he was able to influence future generations through his paintings. [5] Protter, however, intended to write this book for those young painters in the road for success.


[2] In this art directory website, the reader is given basic background information on  Corot’s life and  implies that in 1850 various landscape painters were already being exposed and influenced to a new style of art. [3] Corot moved away from his usual art style and  began to move towards to a more liberal style with a stronger sense of atmosphere. [4] The website includes this information, aside from his background information, in order to give the reader a sence of the importance of Corot’s confidence and liberal style in the art field.  [5] The intended audience are those who would like to know how Corot’s pieces of art  became a new inspiration for many.


[2] This article suggests that Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot was one of the first great modern landscapist that through his paintings inspired many painters and non-painters as well. [3] Corot’s influence upon modern art was reflected in his work of art in which he was able to give his work quality of reality that came from his own experiences. [4] His techniques are briefly explained and incorporated in this article in order to emphasize Corot’s influence  into a landscape work while capturing the importance of his art style. [5]The intended audience are for those interested in the methods he used in order to complete a piece of art.

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