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Artist: Camille Pissarro, French, 1830-1903
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A high horizon and monumental figures in the foreground distinguish Pissarro’s outdoor scenes from other Impressionist paintings. Densely woven brushwork, which helps viewers blend color optically, also shows the influence of Seurat and the Neo-Impressionists on Pissarro in the 1890s.
Characteristics of Impressionist painting in this work include highly visible broken brush strokes; brilliant color, in contrast to the darker tones of earlier 1800s painting; and the play of light on surfaces.
Pissarro: Critical Catalogue of Paintings; Wildenstein Institute, Joachim Pissarro (b.1959), Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts; 2006; 920
Camille Pissarro: Son Art--Son Œuvre; Lionello Venturi; 1939; 773
Dated l.l.: 1891