Camille Pissarro: Paysannes assises gardant des vaches (1886)

Camille Pissarro, Paysannes assises gardant des vaches, signed C. Pissarro. and dated 1886 (lower left), gouache and pencil on linen, Executed in 1886, Image Source: Sotheby’s

“Painted in 1886, Paysannes assises gardant des vaches, is an example of the Divisionist style, which Pissarro explored for the first time for the eighth and final Impressionist exhibition of 1886, and which he went onto develop over the years that followed. According to Pissarro, Impressionism was already in decline in 1883. While painting peasants at work, a subject inspired by Millet, he adopted the Divisionist technique under the influence of Suerat, who declared Pissarro the first Impressionist painter to convert to the Neo-Impressionist style. This artwork is a striking example of Pissarro’s Pointillist style. His use of short, fragmented brushstrokes captures the dazzling effect of the sun on a prairie and creates contrasts of vivid colours, without ever straying from the Impressionist ideals in terms of light and atmosphere.”


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  1. sienablue says:

    Interesting crosshatch effect of one color over another.

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    1. His progression is style fascinates me. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall watching him work!

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  2. Simply wonderful: I’ve always adored his technique

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Luisa. 🙂

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      1. You’re most welcome 💗💗💗

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