The essential link between the late nineteenth-century Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements, French painter Camille Pissarro embodied the spirit of the modern age and accordingly was cast by history as one of the most important artists of his day. This celebration continues in The Complete Works of Camille Pissarro.
Raised in the British Virgin Islands yet sent to Paris for his schooling, Camille Pissarro was from a young age aware of the artistic innovation occurring in the capital city. Though his early work was quite conventional in approach, Pissarro already sensed the energy of the plein air paintings of contemporary Camille Corot and the realism of colleague Gustave Courbet. Blending these ideals into the pursuit of spontaneous scenes of the modern world, Pissarro’s style was further energized by coming into contact with artists such as Claude Monet and Paul Cézanne. Thanks to these contacts, Pissarro soon became aligned with the Impressionist movement, using loosened, expressive brushstrokes and examining the contemporary world with an observational eye. For Pissarro, however, this novel style was not the end of his innovation. Rather, he carried his fascination with style, technique, and colour into the Post-Impressionist moment, teaming with rising figures Georges Seurat and Paul Signac as closely as he had previously with the Impressionist circle.
Journey through his dynamic career in this incredibly well illustrated volume. Incorporating examples of some of Pissarro’s most treasured works along with intelligent prose, this volume is ideal for fans of Pissarro specifically or French art in general. Buy your copy on Musebooks today.