Pissarro: Creating the Impressionist Landscape

Pissarro: Creating the Impressionist Landscape

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ISBN-13: 9780856676321
Publisher: Baltimore Museum of Art
Publication date: 01/01/2006
Pages: 214

About the Author

Katherine Rothkopf is the Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at The Baltimore Museum of Art and a specialist in late nineteenth-century French painting.

Table of Contents

Contents
• Foreword
• Lenders to the Exhibition
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• Camille Pissarro and the Essence of Place - Christopher Lloyd
• Camille Pissarro: From Barbizon Student to Impressionist Innovator - Katherine Rothkopf
• Catalogue of the Exhibition - Katherine Rothkopf, Gülru Çakmak
• Appendix
• Technical Notes
• Chronology of the Artist's Life
• Selected Bibliography
• Index
• Photographic Credits

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RBeffa on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I saw an exhibition of Pissarro paintings in San Francisco last year and wanted to learn more about the man and his paintings. I had very limited knowledge of him beforehand, but knew that his paintings had appealed to me on some indefineable level. I found this book to be an excellent presentation of Pissarro's early work and his development as a landscape painter in the years before the Impreesionist movement took hold. There are several really good essays included in this book along with a catalogue of paintings held in several cities from 2006 to 2008 with excellent descriptions and discussions. I wish I had seen the exhibition but this book really educated me on the paintings. I liked this a lot. The book helped me understand the artist. The author in trying to define Pissarro's landscape work selects the beginnings of a William Blake poem, which I found quite apt: To see a World in a Grain of sandAnd Heaven in a Wild Flower,Hold Infinity in the palm of your handAnd eternity in an hourPissarro's landscapes really capture a rural France becoming more modern, and preserve it for us, perhaps for infinity, but certainly for now.