Camille Pissarro: 12 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Bouquet of Flowers (Bouquet de Fleurs) (1873/1878) by Camille PissarroHigh Museum of Art

'Pissarro participated in the first independent exhibition of the Impressionists in 1874 and remained the most loyal member of the group, contributing to all the subsequent exhibitions. Although Pissarro specialized in landscapes, he also painted genre scenes, portraits, and still lifes.'

Landscape at Louveciennes (Autumn) (Main View)The J. Paul Getty Museum

'Painting in the open air alongside Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pissarro followed a new practice of breaking up surfaces with loosely placed brushstrokes.'

Banks of the Seine at Port Marly (Au bord de la Seine à Port Marly) (1871) by Camille PissarroThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

'Pissarro, like his Impressionist colleagues, was fascinated by the play of light across water. In this work, he uses lively white impasto touches to suggest shimmering reflections.'

Louveciennes, Route de Saint-Germain (1871) by Camille PissarroThe J. Paul Getty Museum

'Camille Pissarro's landscape shows the road to the town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye from Louveciennes, a village west of Paris. Many of Pissarro's landscapes of the early 1870s show the roads into and out of Louveciennes.'

Sunlight on the Road, Pontoise (1874) by Camille PissarroMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston

'The balanced composition and cool harmony of blues, greens, and creamy yellow give this river view a serene stability typical of the work of Pissarro, a leader in the group and an important mentor to Cézanne and Gauguin.'

The Oise near Pontoise in Grey Weather (1876) by Camille Jacob PissarroMuseum Boijmans Van Beuningen

'Pissarro didn't care much for industrialisation. He did not see the future of mankind in factories, but rather on the countryside.'

The Harvest (1882) by Camille PissarroThe National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

'This work was created near the end of Pissarro's second residence in Pontoise, and it was exhibited in the 7th Impressionist exhibition. Several of Pissarro's characteristic features of this period are apparent in this work.'

The banks of the Viosne at Osny in grey weather, winter (1883) by Camille PissarroNational Gallery of Victoria

'In 1882 Pissarro and his family moved from Pontoise to a nearby village called Osny.'

Peasants' houses, Eragny (1887) by Camille PissarroArt Gallery of New South Wales

'Between 1884 and 1888 Pissarro experimented with the pointillist method of the younger Seurat. For an avowed anarchist it was perhaps no great step, but in art-historical terms Pissarro's stylistic shift, however momentary, coincided with the end of impressionism's avant-garde ascendancy.'

Boulevard Montmartre, morning, cloudy weather (1897) by Camille PissarroNational Gallery of Victoria

'Between 10 February and 17 April 1897, Pissarro painted fourteen views of the boulevard Montmartre as seen from the window of his hotel room, and two further canvases from the same vantage point, looking to the right to the Boulevard des Italiens.'

The Pont-Neuf (1902) by Camille PissarroMuseum of Fine Arts, Budapest

'From the window of his hotel room he repeatedly painted the crowd flowing across the broad span of the Pont-Neuf. The massive block of the bridge and the houses on the embankment, which he breaks up with the patches of small brushstrokes, enlivens in the fleeting vibration of the light effects.'

The Outer Harbour of Le Havre, Morning, Sun, Tide (1902) by Camille PissarroMuMa - Musée d'art moderne André Malraux

'Painted in Le Havre, these are two of the final artworks executed by Camille Pissarro (1830--1903), a few months prior to his death.'

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