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Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and Country
     

Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and Country

by Karen Levitov, Richard Shiff
 

Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) was a ceaseless innovator and organizer whose ideological concerns were as profound as his aesthetic interests. Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and Country examines how Pissarro's artistic theories and social convictions influenced his Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist work.

      

Overview

Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) was a ceaseless innovator and organizer whose ideological concerns were as profound as his aesthetic interests. Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and Country examines how Pissarro's artistic theories and social convictions influenced his Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist work.

            Pissarro espoused an anti-bourgeois, anarchist ideology and was interested in the plight of the working classes. This book’s authors examine recurring motifs in Pissarro’s work as intellectual metaphors as well as his background as a Sephardic Jew who was involved in many of the political and class issues of the period. The text also looks at Pissarro as a painter who identified with laborers and agriculture, exploring connections between his subject matter and the “dirty” nature of his painterly technique.

Featuring a wide selection of superb paintings from private collections, many rarely seen, this beautifully illustrated book reveals the genius of an artist keenly focused on his natural surroundings and the lives of common folk.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300124798
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/04/2007
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Levitov is associate curator at The Jewish Museum and a contributor to Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama (Yale). Richard Shiff holds the Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art and directs the Center for the Study of Modernism at The University of Texas at Austin. His publications include Barnett Newman: A Catalogue Raisonné (Yale).

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