Friday, March 27, 2009

Impressionism From Another Artist

Apple Trees in Bloom Eragny

Plum Trees in Flower at Eragny

Le Grand Noyer Matin Eragny 1901

Hyde Park London 1890

The Versailles Road at Louveciennes

Landscape near Pontoise

The Hermitage at Pontoise

Book Cover

Resting in the Woods at Pontoise

The Artists Garden 1898

The Chestnut Trees at Osny

Sunset at Eragny

Paturage, coucher de Soleil, Eragny 1890

Landscape at Chaponval

Washing Day at Eragny (detail)

Washing Day at Eragny

The Meadow at Eragny
Barrow in the Orchard 1881

Studying the effects of light, climate, and the seasons, Camille Pissarro experimented with art theory and technique, and fused a distinctive style that remains his own, within the larger style of Impressionism. He was a master in capturing the atmospheric nuances of changing seasons and times of day: sunrise, morning mist, hoar frost, blossoming trees, and light reflections on water. Working in close friendship with Monet, Cezanne, Renoir, and Degas, Pissarro participated in all Impressionist exhibitions in Paris, and as the oldest of the Impressionists, he was a thought-provoking influence and a source of inspiration.

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was born in St. Thomas in the Dutch West Indies and moved to Paris in 1855, befriending Corot and the Barbizon masters. He studied at the Paris Academy and the Academie Suisse, where he met Monet and Cezanne. In 1886 he settled in Pontoise where he mentored and painted alongside Cezanne and later, Gauguin. He contributed to all six Impressionist exhibitions from 1874-1886, and was the most constant supporter of the group.

Camille Pissarro 1830 - 1903


Dave King said...

Yes, these are lovely, as were nearly all his paintings. He is very much neglected when Impressionism is talked about, I think. Thanks for bringing him to the fore.

dianne said...

Thanks Dave , Pissarro would come close to being my favourite, though he is lesser known than the other Impressionist painters, I think his art is wonderful, so diverse in subject,from portraits to landscapes, a beautiful colour palette and great light and textures.
I would love to see some of these in a gallery, up close but many belong to private collections. ♥

dianne said...

Why so many paintings?
Because I love them all and could not choose, there were many other beautiful works of art I could have posted too, maybe another time. ♥

Diane said...

I've always loved Impressionist art. I made a discovery some time ago, though, when I was out for a walk in the rain. I took my glasses off, as I couldn't see through them anyway, and realized that the first Impressionists likely hadn't actually SET OUT to create that genre of painting... I think it's far more likely they simply had the same vision prescription I do and they just painted what they saw! ;)

Anonymous said...


landscape really
is this guys forte!

dianne, you might also enjoy
the works of american impressionist mary cassatt, not so much for her landscapes, but for the definite 'feminine touch' that she brought to impressionism

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foam said...

love pisarro ..

love cassat too ..

and then there's also berthe morisot .. female french impressionist ..

garsh .. there's just so many to love ..

The Phosgene Kid said...

Very impressive

dianne said...

Thanks Diane as you can see I am a great admirer of the genre.

Lol, so you think that all of the Impressionist painters might have had problems with their vision, maybe,possibly? :)

I would like to think that they chose to soften the lines of reality and look at life in a more gentle way. ♥

dianne said...

Yes /t. dear, he certainly was amongst the best, his landscapes are so lovely.

Yes I am very familiar with Mary Cassatt and she does bring a feminine touch to impressionism, I like her paintings as well. ♥

dianne said...

Foamie dear there are so many to love.

I am familiar with Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot and many others.

I have a book titled 'Monet's Giverney - An Impressionists Colony', there are many lesser known Impressionist painters featured in this and many of their paintings are amazing. ♥

dianne said...

Yes Phossy dear, they are impressive,'time capsules' on canvas of an era that has gone... through their eyes we get to see so many beautiful places that we would otherwise not get to see.

I hope you are feeling better. X ♥

Diane said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my post today. It was much (much) appreciated, as I'd just had an email conversation with someone I managed to offend. I was frustrated and reading your words made me feel a lot better :)

dianne said...

Diane my dear you are most welcome, I just cannot endure the hypocrisy of some of these people who dont practise what they preach...that is why I no loner attend church, I have found my own path and it is kinder, loving and more giving. ♥

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

I absolutely love it!

How do you feel about link-exchange, Diane? Shall I put your blog on all of my 15 blogs?

You can mail me here:


Anonymous said...

Dianne, please send me your e-mail ? Find it top left on this page ! X

dianne said...

Glyn dear sent you an e-mail and had to sign a verification to stop any spam mail to your site, that was OK but then found myself having to sign up for a free month of spam protection and to be charged from then on, sorry but I didnt go any further, I cant afford things like that.
So I dont know whether you received my e-mail or not. ♥

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dianne said...

Well Dang it!

You dont have to comment about Pissarro at all. :)

You dont have to like his work its a personal choice, anyway you know far more about art than I do; I have yet to do a post on Monet, that will be coming up soon.

I hope your friends will be OK. ♥

dianne said...

Sarah Sofia , I left a comment at your blog Bed and Breakfast just beneath Bonemans comment. ♥

Little Lamb said...

pretty pictures.

dianne said...

Pleased that you liked them Lil Lambie lots of lovely green grass. ♥

Helene (the Artist Formerly Known as Kate) said...

I love the chestnut tree painting!

dianne said...

Hi Helene dear, just found your comment, yes the chestnut tree painting is beautfiul, I like them all but I really love the one of the 'Artists Garden'. ♡

The Mess said...

The Versailles Road.. I get curious over that little path beside the main road. They couldn't possible have had pavements for pedestrian, wasn't that rush in traffic those days, so who has walked the line?

dianne said...

M dear I think you will find that it is grass worn down by many pedestrians who have chosen not to walk on the road when the days have been sunny... just a thought.♡

Leovi said...

Excellent paintings, with ipresionismo learned to love art and understand the world of color. Besos

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , yes you have certainly learned to love art and the world of colour, that is so evident in your amazing abstract compositions and photography.

Besos xoxoxo ♡