Happy Birthday Camille Corot, an impressionist painter and all-around nice guy. He’s so nice, he even shares his birthday with another Père Lachaise luminary resident, Georges Rodenbach, to whom I’ll introduce you later today.
The sculpture of Corot above can be seen near the ponds of Ville d’Avray where he often painted. He advised his students to stand in the same spot and paint the same tree over and over, and thus get to know their subject, how it changes through the seasons and years, and how one’s technique matures. He painted so often at the spot, that they renamed the area the ‘Etangs de Corot.’ It’s a lovely spot and tribute to a kind soul.
The musée Marmottan in Paris is hosting an exhibition of Corot’s figure portraits until July 22nd. You can still see his landscape paintings year-round in Paris at the Musée du Louvre and at the Musée d’Orsay.
I’ll guide you to his final resting place on my @VoiceMap tours of the Père Lachaise cemetery, and tell stories from his life.
See funny souvenir pictures and text from our picnic together in The Chairfather book.
The passed have never been more alive!
Book a lunch date with the fallen famous NOW!
Really, it doesn’t matter. Their agendas are quite open.
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