Camille Pissarro


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Camille Pissarro (1830 - 1903) - Danish-French impressionist and neo-impressionist painter, who made a great contribution to the development of impressionism, not only as a painter, but also as a born teacher.

He influenced the art of the 19th century so strongly that his legacy remained in the history of post-impressionism. Paul Cézanne called this artist his teacher, and Vincent van Gogh ), on his advice, radically changed the attitude towards color in his paintings.

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In 1855, the young Camille Pissarro convinced his father that painting was his calling, and left for Paris to receive an art education. It took Camille Pissarro about 10 years to comprehend the secrets of artistic skill and create his own style.

In 1855, the World Exhibition was held in Paris, and there Pissarro got acquainted with the work of the older generation of artists, who became the starting point for him in his future work.

Soon Pissarro met young like-minded people such as Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Alfred Sisley, Paul Cézanne and others, who preferred live realism, rather than the dry and conservative canons of academic painting.

In 1873, with his active participation, several young artists created the "Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors and Engravers", and already in 1874 the first exhibition of the Impressionists was held. Although the term "impressionism" did not exist then. We owe this exhibition to them. In the future, Camille Pissarro was a regular participant in all the expositions of the Impressionists.

In 1884, the young Van Gogh was visiting him, to whom the artist conveyed the ideas of expressing light and color.

The main plots, the main artistic goal and source of inspiration for Pissarro were: the earth on which he walked, the air, the density of which changed everything around, the light, the intensity of which influenced the perception of color. Pure colors, dense separate strokes, a series of paintings painted at different times of the day. In his declining years, the artist continued to paint in the style of impressionism, which were in great demand. Many of Pissarro's paintings ended up in museums during the author's lifetime.

When Pissarro's illness limited his work in the open air, the artist began to paint views from the windows of his house and city hotels.

The artist left behind many brilliant paintings. Basically, these are urban, rural and seascapes. The visiting card of the master was the views of the Parisian Boulevard Montmartre, which he painted a few years before his death.

The artist rented a room in the Grand Hotel de Russy and again and again painted this street: empty and crowded, in clear and rainy weather, dank autumn and under the spring sun. When looking at these pictures, one hears the noise of the city and it seems that the carriages are moving, and the pedestrians are in a hurry about their business.

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