Fontainebleau – Black Oaks of Bas-Breau

Painted in 1832, "Fontainebleau - Black Oaks of Bas-Breau" is a remarkable artwork by Jean Baptiste Camille Corot. This masterpiece showcases Corot's profound connection with nature and his innovative approach to landscape painting. The painting's significance lies in its pioneering depiction of the Barbizon school's artistic principles, which emphasized en plein air painting and a more intimate portrayal of nature. Through a harmonious blend of light and shadow, Corot captured the majestic black oaks of the Bas-Breau forest, evoking a sense of serenity and enchantment. This exceptional painting remains a testament to Corot's enduring influence on the landscape genre.

40 cm

Please note: by default the aspect ratio of the original artwork is used.

Need a special size? Request a quote or watch our expainer video to choose the correct size.

Add to wishlist Remove from wishlist
Total € 195

Title: “”Majestic Serenity: Jean Baptiste Camille Corot’s Fontainebleau – Black Oaks of Bas-Breau”” (Year Painted: 1832)

In 1832, the renowned French artist Jean Baptiste Camille Corot crafted a masterpiece titled “”Fontainebleau – Black Oaks of Bas-Breau.”” This painting is a prime example of Corot’s exceptional talent in capturing the beauty of nature and his significant contributions to the landscape genre, particularly during the emergence of the Barbizon school.

Corot was an influential figure in the 19th-century art scene, and his artistic vision departed from the traditional academic conventions of the time. He, along with other Barbizon artists, sought inspiration directly from nature and often painted en plein air, venturing out into the landscape to capture its essence firsthand. “”Fontainebleau – Black Oaks of Bas-Breau”” exemplifies this innovative approach, as it portrays the majestic black oak trees of the Bas-Breau forest in Fontainebleau, France, with remarkable accuracy and emotional depth.

The painting’s allure lies in Corot’s skillful use of light and shadow to create a sense of serenity and enchantment within the scene. The dappled sunlight filtering through the leaves of the ancient oaks lends an ethereal quality to the landscape, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in its tranquility. The play of light also imparts a sense of movement to the leaves, bringing the entire composition to life.

What sets “”Fontainebleau – Black Oaks of Bas-Breau”” apart as a truly special painting is its pivotal role in the development of landscape painting. Corot’s innovative approach to depicting nature directly influenced the later Impressionist movement, which also embraced the practice of en plein air painting and sought to capture the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere.

Moreover, the painting reflects Corot’s deep reverence for nature and his ability to imbue the landscape with an almost spiritual quality. The imposing yet graceful presence of the black oaks is reminiscent of ancient guardians, evoking a sense of timelessness and the enduring power of the natural world.

Today, “”Fontainebleau – Black Oaks of Bas-Breau”” is hailed as a masterpiece, treasured in prestigious art institutions around the world. It remains a testament to Corot’s lasting impact on landscape painting and his ability to evoke a profound emotional response through art. As viewers gaze upon the painting, they are transported to a realm of tranquil beauty, where the majesty of nature unfolds before their eyes.

In conclusion, “”Fontainebleau – Black Oaks of Bas-Breau”” is a splendid representation of Jean Baptiste Camille Corot’s artistic genius, capturing the essence of nature with unparalleled sensitivity. Its pioneering approach to landscape painting and timeless allure continue to inspire art enthusiasts and art historians alike, cementing its place as one of the most significant works in the history of art.

Original size:
48 x 38 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

At our art gallery, we take pride in offering comprehensive global shipping to our esteemed clientele. We understand the significance of your art acquisitions and the need to transport them with utmost care. Hence, we are committed to delivering your chosen paintings to any address worldwide and free of any additional charge.

Our reliable courier service partners are experienced in handling precious art pieces and ensure that your painting reaches you in pristine condition. We offer fully insured, door-to-door delivery, providing you with peace of mind that your artwork is protected during transit.

Moreover, to accommodate your unique framing preferences, we offer the distinctive service of sending your purchased artwork directly to any framer across the globe. This enables you to have your painting framed locally by your trusted framer, reducing the risk of damage during transportation.

Regardless of your location or your framer’s, we strive to make the process as seamless as possible. It is our goal to provide exceptional service that caters to your needs and ensures the safe delivery of your valuable artwork.

We invite you to experience our hassle-free, worldwide shipping service, which is aimed at delivering your prized art pieces safely and efficiently, wherever you may be.

Similar paintings

Customer experiences

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great experience
Great experience! The painting was delivered super fast and exceeds my expectations. Vivid colors, beautiful details. Simple ordering procedure on…
Tim Knobben, January 17, 2024
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A super satisfied customer!
I received my painting today and it looks great! The colors are vibrant and the quality is top notch! Highly…
Dylan Korenromp, December 15, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Highly recommended!
My new painting just arrived and I am really extremely happy with it! It sounds cliché but the painting is…
Sven Korthuis, October 31, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very satisfied and will definitely order here again in the future.
Painting is exactly what I expected it to be. Price/quality is good and would definitely recommend them. Prompt delivery and…
Bram Lucas, November 24, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very happy with my painting
Very happy with my painting of my pet. Quality is beyond expectations. Customer service answered my questions well and gave…
Kelly van Haren, November 2, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Received my painting today….
Today received my painting of:The Scream (after Munch) 1984 by Andy Warhol. Very happy with my order. And the quality…
Nicol, November 21, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Incredibly happy with my painting of…
Incredibly happy with my painting of Gustav Klimt! It fits our home perfectly and the delivery went top notch as…
Dian Mastenbroek, November 6, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This already the second time I have had a…
This already the second time I order a painting. Top quality and perfect service. The Mona Lisa hanging in our…
Ali El Habziz, November 4, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
What a surprise
Received today the painting of our dog we ordered. What a surprise! Beautifully painted, brilliant colors and very realistic. Warmly…
Ingrid Wilmink, November 3, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Looks great in our new home
Looks great in our new home! A real work of art and neat delivery
Marije Paus, November 2, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Super nice assortment
Super nice selection and products delivered quickly! Very happy with it!
Luuk Rouwhorst, October 31, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Turned out very beautiful!
JM, November 2, 2023