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Hoar Frost, the Old Road to Ennery, Pointoise (1873)
~ This painting is one of Pissarro's masterpieces.
~ It was shown as one of his five paintings at the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874.
~ His preference for the peasants has him using a peasant as his figure in the landscape.
~ But it is what he is walking on, the field, that anchors the painting.
~ Pissarro achieves a balanced composition by using tilled fields crossed with worn paths and well placed trees on the horizon.
~ This gave his painting underlying structure which was the one element the Impressionist Movement lacked.
~ The balanced painting causes our eye to follow the figure of the peasant as he gets ready to walk across the field.
Camille Pissarro: Exhibiting with Impressionists
~ In 1874, the group held their first 'Impressionist' Exhibition. Pissarro had five landscape paintings in the exhibit.
~ Art critics were generally hostile to the work, specifically deriding Pissarro's paintings for his muddy, dirty settings.
~ Pissarro’s work also was in the Impressionist exhibit of 1876.
~ Art critic Albert Wolff said of Pissarro’s work: "Try to make M. Pissarro understand that trees are not violet, that sky is not the color of fresh butter ..."
~ Pissarro is the only artist to have shown in all eight Impressionist exhibitions.
Pissarro and Cézanne
~ Pissarro and Cézanne painted together beginning in 1872. They took painting trips into the countryside together.
~ Cézanne studied the countryside through Pissarro's eyes since he admired his landscapes.
~ Cézanne was only nine years younger than Pissarro yet nevertheless referred to him as his father: "He was a father for me. A man to consult and a little like the good Lord.”
~ The two painters went in very different directions in their later years but with both ways being excellent.
~ Pissarro died in 1903 at 73 and Cézanne in 1906 at 67.