Jean-Baptiste Corot Quotes (1 quote)
“All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.”
Le bourgeois gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman), 1670
“It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.”
As quoted in The Book of Poisonous Quotes (1993) edited by Colin Jarman, p. 232.
“Of all hatreds that the world produces, a wife's hatred for her husband, when she does hate him, is the strongest.”
Phineas Redux (1874)
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Born: July 16, 1796
Died: February 22, 1875 (aged 78)
Bio: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot was a French landscape painter and printmaker in etching. Corot was the leading painter of the Barbizon school of France in the mid-nineteenth century. He is a pivotal figure in landscape painting and his vast output simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the plein-air innovations of Impressionism.