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Camille Corot : “The Burning of Sodom” (1843 and 1857)

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Lot and his daughters flee the burning city of Sodom. His wife, having looked back in regret, has been transformed into a pillar of salt. The Burning of Sodom (formerly The Destruction of Sodom) is one of four Biblical landscapes that the artist exhibited during the 1830s and 1840s. Having been rejected by the Salon jury of 1843, it was accepted the following year, but panned by critics. Corot reworked the entire composition in 1857 and exhibited it to mixed reviews in the Salon of that year. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, however, states that “By the turn of the century, critics and historians acknowledged the expressive and dramatic power of Corot’s The Destruction of Sodom, aspects of the work that, like its unusually prominent figures, depart from Corot’s generally gentler and subtler treatment of landscape themes.”

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