Classical Landscape

Classical Landscape
Artist:
Claude (Claude Gellée) Lorrain (French, 1600-1682)
Date:
1640-45
Medium:
Graphite, brown wash and white heightening on brown paper 
Dimensions:
8-1/8 x 11-1/2 in. (20.6 x 29.2 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Accession Number:
M.1970.7.22.D 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Not on View
Description

Claude Lorrain was one of the great masters of the ideal landscape. He developed a style that was not as heroic or classical as Poussin's, but capable of expressing both a more poetic mood and a livelier sense of the variety and beauty of nature. In his drawings as well as his paintings, Claude achieved unparalleled subtlety in his treatment of atmosphere and light. The light usually emanates from the area of the sky just above the horizon so that we seem to look directly into it; spreading forward and outward through the composition, it permeates the whole landscape with its radiance and links foreground and background in a continuous spatial unity. The result is the idyllic, pastoral mood that so aptly characterizes Claude's landscapes.

Image reproduction permission may be granted for scholarly or arts related commercial use. All image requests, regardless of their intended purpose, should be submitted via email. Requests can also be made by fax or mail.

Images may be protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. Additional permission may be required.

Approved requests for the reproduction of an image will receive a contract detailing all fees and conditions of use of the image. Upon receipt of both the signed contract and full payment, the Office of Rights and Reproductions will provide the image. A complimentary copy of the published material must be provided to the Norton Simon Museum.

Please fill our our Online Reproduction Request Form or download the Application for Reproduction Permission PDF Form and submit it to the Office of Rights and Reproductions.

E-mail: images@nortonsimon.org
Telephone: (626) 449-6840 x 3300
Fax: (626) 796-4978
   

Additional Artwork by Artist