Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting from Corot to Monet

Published by Hirmer Verlag GmbH, Munich, February 2018.



The Art Centre Basel is pleased to present the accompanying catalogue for our exhibition ‘Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting from Corot to Monet’ at Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, from January 20, 2018  – April 8, 2018 and at Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, from May 5, 2018 – July 29, 2018.


The Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims owns the second largest collection of works by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot after the Louvre as well as excellent landscape paintings by artists of the Barbizon School. Corot was one of the most significant painters involved with the Barbizonists. Studying the Reims holdings further, it seemed evident to edit a catalogue and curate an exhibition that reaches from the romantic spirit in French landscape painting to the School of Barbizon on to the group of artists around Eugène-Louis Boudin at Honfleur — the true cradle of Impressionism — and lastly to the Impressionists Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.


Editor: Suzanne Greub, Art Centre Basel


Contributing authors:

Michael Clarke (Former Director, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh) and Frances Fowle (Reader in History of Art, University of Edinburgh and Senior Curator, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh).


English edition, 144 pages with 100 colour illustrations, 19.5 x 25 cm, hardcover

ISBN: 978-3-7774-2973-1