Description of the picture:
Morning – Claude Lorren. 1666. Oil on canvas. 113X157 cm
Claude Lorren’s picture “Morning” can be called the most lyrical and subtle among his paintings. Lorren, with his sublime landscape, poets the Biblical story – the meeting of the herding sheep of Jacob and the daughters of Laban, the meeting that marked the beginning of his long love for Rachel.
The association of nature awakening from a dream with a feeling that arises between young hearts is what most occupies the artist’s thoughts, and this is what his picturesque narrative is about. Lorrain is completely and completely absorbed in the chanting of a spiritualized and majestic, idyllic-peaceful landscape, he only trusts his like-minded person Philippe Lauri to depict figures in the painting. With light and light colors, the artist paints the sky and trees, hills and a dilapidated building. The panorama is flooded with a gentle, uniting everything around, pinkish-blue light."