Corot path within the Papigno area
From July to September 1826 Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot stayed in Papigno. He was one of the most famous of those European painters who during the nineteenth century painted en plein air the beauties of the Nera valley. Corot portrayed this village from different points,capturing its atmosphere at different times of the day, leaving us eight landscapes and three drawings. In Papigno he also painted the portraits of two local youths, a boy and a girl with her distaff. The considerable production, both in terms of number and artistic value,of the workspainted live by the French artist in the places of what is called the "enchanted valley" also includes views of the Marmore Falls, lake Piediluco and the Augustus Bridge in Narni.
To enhance Corot's link with this territory, two itineraries have recently been set up,to be followed on foot: one is within the village of Papigno, the other, longer, stretches along a surrounding area and it takes about 50 minutes to walk along. The illustrative panels that are placed there show reproductions of his works, allowing you to also discover the points in which they were made - and offer biographical information of the great painter. The path is enriched by the presentation of other Plenarians who in that same period were fascinated by the same beauties, splendidly recreated in their works. Walking through the landscapes that inspired that extraordinary artistic season, it is not difficult to imagine the strong attraction they had on those artists.
For further information on the subject, the website www.plenaristi.it is available
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