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Claude Lorrain

Artistic period 1651 to 1700




1604 (Chamagne)


1682 (Roma)


Claude Lorrain, also known as Claude Gel(l)ée or Claude Le Lorrain, Italian Claudio di Lorena (* 1600 in Chamagne, Lorraine; † 23. November 1682 in Rome) was a French baroque painter who worked mainly in Rome. He made a major contribution to the development of landscape painting as an independent genre, developing a lyrical-romantic style, which in art history is referred to as "idyllically arcadian" within ideal landscape painting because of its cheerful mood.