Claude Lorrain: The Enchanted Landscape GuideBooks
Claude Lorrain (1604 - 1682) is known as the father pf European landscape painting. His influence has been enormous, not only on the art of his immediate followers but on European landscape painters throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The impact of his art has been felt particularly in Britain, where 18th- and early 19th-century artists, collectors and connoisseurs contributed to a cult of Claude which has left a lasting effect on British attitudes to the countryside.
As a result, Claude's art has become very familiar and we have tended to see Claude through his influence.