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French painter, draughtsman, and etcher Claude Lorrain was one of the first landscape painters. He spent his entire life in Italy and painted some of the most beautiful landscapes in history. His paintings are now prized by museums and collectors around the world. Here are some of his most popular works. Let's take a look. Listed below are a few of his most popular works.

The subjects in Claude's paintings are usually pastoral, featuring unpopulated panoramas and rivers. However, his real subjects are not the forms of nature but the activities of men. The animating power of light is what interests him most. In his paintings, light emanates in different intensities depending on its time of day. This transforms the material realm into a strange mood impression. The sculptural effect of a painting like "Christ and the Apostles" reflects the artist's attention to detail.

Claude Lorrain's paintings were largely unfinished. The artist spent the rest of his life in Rome, where he earned a great reputation as an artist. His tombstone shows his birth year as 1610. The tombstone gives his date of birth as 1614, although contemporary sources place it much later. His mother and father were from Chamagne in the Vosges, but he was the third son of Anne Padose and Jean Gellee.

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