Tones D&B

CLAUDE LORRAIN (1600-1682)

Landscape with the Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Constable described Claude Lorrain as "the most perfect landscape painter the world ever saw", and declared that in Claude’s landscape "all is lovely – all amiable – all is amenity and repose; the calm sunshine of the heart".

There is a problem with the colouring of this image, as I also downloaded a detail of it which showed that the sky was blue.

Click here to view the original image (in a separate window)

I have attempted to correct the colour cast, not too well, to get this image (which I will work from).

This is a very peaceful landscape and I think he has not reinforced the composition with strategic positioning.

One would have thought that he would have placed the far bridge, which I feel is a little big, on a third.

Although he has positioned the person on the near bridge on a third.

I'm not sure that one's eye follows this golden spiral line.

The colours seem fine, although a little brownish overall.