American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Corot, Jean Baptiste Camille 1796-1875. French painter noted for his sketches of Italian landscapes.
- n. French painter of Italian landscapes (1796-1875)
“These were the coming men, he said; he should not wonder if a lot of money were made over them; he had his eye on two pictures by a man called Corot, charming things; if he could get them at a reasonable price he was going to buy them — they would, he thought, fetch a big price some day.”
“These were the coming men, he said; he should not wonder if a lot of money were made over them; he had his eye on two pictures by a man called Corot, charming things; if he could get them at a reasonable price he was going to buy them -- they would, he thought, fetch a big price some day.”
“A Corot is a tryst with all that you most admire and love best -- it speaks of youth, joyous, hopeful, expectant youth.”
“One planet, dubbed Corot 7b, orbits its star in the equivalent of 20 Earth hours and likely has a surface of molten lava, and others are inhospitable gas giants, comparable to Neptune in our own solar neighborhood.”
“-- and after showing us the Corot, which is a _beauty!”
“American millionaire buys a "Corot" or a "Monet," that is to say, a piece of colored canvas upon which a highly individualized artistic temperament has recorded its vision or impression of some aspect of the world as it has been interpreted by Corot's or Monet's eye and brain and hand.”
“Great stones coated with yellowish moss were strewn among the ash-trees and dark hollies; and through a grove of beeches on the far side, such as Corot might have painted, a girl was running with a youth after her, who jumped down over the bank and vanished.”
“The isolated dwellings of the dalesfolk in the midst of tremendous solitudes -- little pastoral scenes such as Corot loved to paint -- and hemmed round by the sternest, most rugged nature, are one of the characteristics of Vosges scenery.”
“So we settled on the perfect hotel venue -- les Etangs de Corot see previous tale.”
“Braque's free line and color, anticipating abstract painting, feel released from their descriptive functions; yet balancing these carnivalesque views and Braque's entire oeuvre is a weighty classicism worthy of Nicolas Poussin; a rigorous naturalism harking back to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Gustave Courbet.”
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