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Claude Lorrain

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Claude Lorrain (Claude Gelée; 1600–82), a founder of French romantic landscape painting who lived and worked mostly in Rome. His canvases usually show a biblical or classical scene dominated by an idyllically lit landscape (The Expulsion of Hagar, 1668; The Trojan Women Setting Fire to the Greek Fleet; Seaport at Sunset). His later works are almost visionary in their intensity and inspired such painters as Poussin and Turner.

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