Pissarro believed that 'Everything is suitable for drawing, everything!' He was true to his word when he painted this factory. Pissarro didn't care much for industrialisation. He did not see the future of mankind in factories, but rather on the countryside. He mainly painted landscapes, sometimes in situ, as is the case here.


  • Title: The Oise near Pontoise in Grey Weather
  • Creator Lifespan: 1830 - 1903
  • Creator Nationality: French
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Paris, France
  • Creator Birth Place: Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Date Created: 1876
  • Style/Theme: Impressionism / Landscape
  • Physical Dimensions: w640 x h535 cm (Without frame)
  • Painter: Camille Jacob Pissarro
  • Original Title: L'Oise à Pontoise, temps gris
  • More Info: Link - Read more about Impressionism - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen - http://collectie.boijmans.nl/en/disclaimer/
  • Artist Information: Camille Pissarro was born on the island of Saint Thomas, one of today's Virgin Islands. In 1854 Pissarro settled in Paris. He worked in a number of studios and was admitted to the Académie Suisse, where he became acquainted with Monet and Cézanne. In 1859 he took part in the Paris Salon, but in subsequent years his work was no longer accepted. When the Franco-German war broke out, Pissarro fled to London. After his return to Paris, Pissarro concentrated more and more on painting outdoors. Under the influence of Cézanne, Pissarro began experimenting with new painting techniques. At the last impressionist exhibition in 1886, Pissarro introduced the painter George-Pierre Signac, whose scientific approach to painting appealed to him. He continued, however, to employ an spontaneous impressionist painting style.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Lent by Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1951, http://collectie.boijmans.nl/en/disclaimer/
  • External Link: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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