Wednesday, May 4, 2011

“What there is to see in painting, or rather what I am looking for, is the form, the whole, the value of the tones…That is why for me the color comes after, because I love more than anything else the overall effect, the harmony of the tones, while color gives you a kind of shock that I don’t like. Perhaps it is the excess of this principal that makes people say I have leaden tones.”[42] Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot,Gary Tinterow, Michael Pantazzi, and Vincent Pomerède, Corot, Abrams, New York, 1996, p. 5, ISBN 0-87099-769-6