Posted by: frodas | April 5, 2010

Rhetorical Précis – Interrupted Reading


“Camille Corot.” Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 03 Apr. 2010 <>.

The Encyclopedia Britannica offers a great deal of information about the factors that lead Corot in becoming a successful painter from the very beginning of his career. The writer starts out by sharing with the reader a series of significant events due to the extraordinary paintings that he’s made which have brought him to a greater level of accomplishment in the art world. The author points out several aspects about Corot’s work which has caused him to succeed across a time line to better understand the process of accomplishment. This website is intended for those acquiring information about how his career grew over time.


“Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot.” The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. 2007. 03 Apr. 2010 <>.

This short article argues that Corot was among the most influential painters in the 19th century. The writer provides background information of where Corot passion grew from as well as other destinations he traveled and continued to paint landscapes, his favorite paintings. The author emphasizes the many areas he traveled to work in and how he loved to do most of his work outside with nature and the places where his art work was shown. This article is perfect for anyone who is interested in a short summary of Corot’s career and the slight changes in his painting styles incorporated, such as alternating lighting as well as using shades of grays and greens for most of the painting.


Corot, Jean-Baptiste Camille (1796-1875).” The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather guide. Abington: Helicon, 2009. Credo Reference. Web. 03 April 2010.

This article describes the most useful and complete information about the painter’s life covering certain paintings and specific characteristics of them. The writer points out the different sets in which his paintings where done, such as the landscapes that he painted while traveling to Italy, France, Switzerland and Holland. The author writes a detailed biography on Corot’s successful career as a painter whose art work revolves around nature and was well recognized by many institutions. This is intended to be read by those who are learning about Corot and would like to know more about his path towards success as well as the inspirations behind his paintings which is supported by dates to help map out his accomplishments.


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