from a cloth dealer to a landscape painter
Camille Corot, the restless wanderer
In his later years, landscape painter Corot gets in the Paris art scene the name Père Corot. He transferred to younger artists orders and teaches art. One of his most famous student is Camille Pissarro. On the basis of its commercial success, it is Corot possible to support the Paris arms layer financially by realizing social projects.
The art theft of Corot's "Road to Sevres. View of Paris " (1875)
May 3, 1998, an ordinary day for the Louvre in Paris. As always, the museum is full of visitors. In a nondescript corner of the classics of French landscape painting, including Camille Corot's "Le Chemin de Sevres hang. Vue de Paris "of 1865. Nobody noticed that someone cuts and rolling up the canvas from the frame. Although the alarm shrills, the thief mixed in with the museum visitors and disappears. Is this story actually possible in a museum with the most advanced security system in the world?
The hurrying security guard at the scene found no culprits. Corot painting consists only of a frame - without a screen. The Museum halls are quickly cleared and visitors controlled - without success. The or the robbers are no longer in the museum.