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The Mount displays Corot print as part of Taft Museum’s “Art for All” program

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Two people placing an art feature on the wall.

A famous painting by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, a French artist, is on display in the College of Mount St. Joseph’s Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery as part of the Taft Museum’s “Art for All” program.  To mark the 80th anniversary of the Taft Museum, the “Art for All” program brings 80 framed, weather-resistant reproductions from the Taft collection to places around Cincinnati from June through September.  Studio San Giuseppe is free and open to the public.

The Corot painting, Peasants Stopping at the Edge of a Wooded Road near a Village, 1860s, is an example of Barbizon style of painting.  It features a farming family which pauses by the side of the road.  The mother and the little girl wait while their father adjusts his boot.  The light near the horizon is bright, but the shadows beneath the trees are deep, leaving art enthusiasts to wonder if it was set in the morning or evening.

“We are thrilled to have this Corot painting on the walls of Studio San Giuseppe, just a few months after we exhibited The Saint John’s Bible,” said Jerry Bellas, professor of art and gallery director of Studio San Giuseppe.  “We hope the addition of the Corot painting will allow patrons a chance to see the works of the Mount’s student artists that will also be on display.”

An exhibition of student art and design projects will be featured at Studio San Giuseppe art gallery will run June 1 through September 14.  Selected student art works representing the best of the Mount’s departments of art and design, fine arts, graphic design and interior architecture and design will be featured.

Studio San Giuseppe is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The gallery is closed on weekends and major holidays.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.