Book of Short Stories, By Fifth Grade Pupils

A Book Of Short Stories page 40

The Dance of the Nymphs

David O. Cooke

This fantastic picture was painted by Corot, a French artist. The early morning sunlight peeping through the weird trees casts grotesque shadows upon the ground. The nymphs seem to be enjoying themselves extremely in this quite forest glade. The group in the center is the group that the artist takes the most notice of because the sunlight falls upon it, while the others are in the shadow. I think that Corot had a highly imaginative mind and wanted us to understand some of his fanciful thoughts.

David O. Cooke

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Camille Corot "The Dance of the Nymphs"
Camille Corot (1796-1875)
"A Morning. The Dance of the Nymphs" (1850)
Muse d'Orsay