He was a generally benign artist that steered well away of artistic controversy though he despised most of them. Artists from his time to this day are captivated by his directness of vision that is aimed as the goal of many a landscape artist. He is claimed to have influenced many of the later centuryfs landscape artists with his style which he often based on the advice of his teacher Achille-Etna Michallon who said that he was gto reproduce as scrupulously as possible what he saw in front of him. Also later in his life, he turned to more personal works of arts such as the production of female nudes that until recently have fallen into neglect.To earn the admiration of masters like Degas and Monet is a sure sign of his mastery in capturing landscapes that was deemed to be innocent and uninfluenced by the prominent artistic styles of the time. So true is this that he was called the unthinking manfs painter, for he captured landscapes with thick paint that was so subtly and delicately applied. He was also called a perfectly optical painter that captured scenery in all itfs entirety as long as he was working from nature. He was categorized to be the last Neoclassicist or as the first Impressionist that has many artist regarding him as one of the truly great masters. His works continue to be the topic of many a debate in artistic circles, be they be modern or from past erafs they all argue on the perfection and style that Corot has built into his works of art. His style is the perfect reflection of the tenets of neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism that artists such as Delacroix, Courbet, Renoir and Picasso who are knowledgeable in Corotfs work so well that they have held it to the highest regard.