Pissarro: Critical Catalogue of Paintings

Pissarro: Critical Catalogue of Paintings

by Joachim Pissarro, Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts
     
 

This new catalogue of the paintings of Camille Pissarro, while drawing extensively on the 1939 edition published by his son, makes an innovative contribution to the understanding of the work of this great artist through the discovery of previously unpublished pictures and documents. Over a career that spanned the second half of the 19th century, Pissarro tested

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This new catalogue of the paintings of Camille Pissarro, while drawing extensively on the 1939 edition published by his son, makes an innovative contribution to the understanding of the work of this great artist through the discovery of previously unpublished pictures and documents. Over a career that spanned the second half of the 19th century, Pissarro tested every pictorial experiment of his time, from Impressionism to Pointillism. His rich style reveals the gifts of a great colorist and of a master of light endowed with a striking sensitivity to nature. This exhaustive 3-volume catalogue, co-published with the Wildenstein Institute, features 1528 paintings—of which 213 have never been published or are little known—detailed commentaries with rigorous analyses of each work, a complete biography of the artist, illustrated with archival photographs, a bibliography and a complete list of exhibitions.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Impressionism is so ubiquitous that it's easy to forget that the movement's artists were once regarded as rebels. Camille Pissarro, famous for his creamy color palate and rustic scenes, is typically viewed as a bridge between the conservative Beaux Arts tradition and the upstart impressionists. This deliciously illustrated three-volume set, edited by art scholars and copublished with the Wildenstein Institute, offers a chronological list of Pissarro's entire output (1,528 paintings). A revision of the definitive 1939 catalogue raisonn by L.R. Pissarro and L. Venturi, it contains extensive indexes structured around established topics in art history, e.g., the provenance of specific paintings and critical reception. The chief strength of this text, the result of literally decades of work, is the startling depth of scholarship, which will attract both scholars and general readers. While expensive, this is a special purchase for all libraries collecting fine arts materials. It would complement exhibition catalogs such as the eponymous text published by Yale University or interpretative monographs like Joachim Pissarro's Cezanne/Pissarro, Johns/Rauschenberg.-Katherine C. Adams, Yale Univ. Lib. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788876245251
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
06/20/2006
Edition description:
SLIPCASE
Pages:
1500
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 12.60(h) x 4.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Joachim Pissarro is curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture of MoMA, New York. He is the author of several works on Impressionism, including a monograph on Pissarro (his great-grandfather) published in 1993. Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, an art historian and a direct descendant of the famous art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, has devoted the past ten years to researching and writing the Pissarro critical catalogue at the Wildenstein Institute.

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