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Garden and henhouse at Octave Mirbeau's, Les Damps

Camille Pissarro1892

Museum Barberini

Museum Barberini
Potsdam, Germany

The writer Octave Mirbeau, a close friend of Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro, shared the artists’ enthusiasm for gardens. Pissarro painted the garden that Mirbeau planted in Les Damps in Normandy as a celebration of colors. This bourgeois idyll stands in contrast to Mirbeau’s antiauthoritarian and antibourgeois writing.

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