Kunst zum Hören: Claude Lorrain
Claude Lorrain (approx. 1600/1604–1682) is justifiably known as the father of European landscape painting. Basing his work on carefully observed studies of nature, the most important landscape painter of the seventeenth century created Arcadian, timeless, classic paintings, often of biblical or mythological scenes. Lorrain’s idealized landscapes are immersed in soft light, and very early on they excited travelers to Rome doing the Grand Tour, so that many of his works can be found today in British collections, and the English garden itself is definitely influenced by his aesthetics. In order to protect his works from being plagiarized, he drew copies of the Liber Veritatis, which, as a work of art in ist own right, also makes the statement tha the considered his drawings and prints on an equal par with the paintings. This volume presents 140 of Lorrain’s works, including the “pendants,” which make it particularly easy to observe the artist’s unconventional procedures.