Near Pointoise by Camille Pissarro, 1878
Pissarro was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter as well as a father figure to many artists of his time, from the Impressionists to the Post-Impressionists. He counseled many artists and helped them through difficult times.
In a letter to his son Lucien, 14th May 1887, Pissarro writes: “I have had a long talk with Renoir. He admitted that the whole crowd – Durand and his former admirers – were shouting at him, deploring his attempt to abandon his ‘Romantic’ period. He seems very sensitive to what we think of his exhibition. I told him that as far as we were concerned, the search for unity should be the aim of every intelligent artist. – that even in spite of serious faults, it was more intelligent and artistic than wallowing in romanticism. [Renoir – his life and work by Francois Fosca, 1975]
If you are now wondering the difference between Romanticism and Impressionism art, take a look at the Romanticist paintings we posted in late November by Albert Bierstadt. One major difference between the two styles is the representation. Romanticism landscape paintings were a more accurate representation of reality. Some of Bierstadt paintings were so close to reality they looked like photographs.
Take another long look at this painting by Pissarro... In what ways does it differ from a photograph or reality? #art#instaclass
When your boss’s boss asked your boss if you can draw on his whiteboard the grinch for Christmas... you don’t ask questions, Hopefully Jeff is surprised tomorrow morning!! Lol [email protected] see #sketchtofinalpiece
With my paintings, I try to finish what I start (not so great at it as I’ve been busy). So this is a recent #workinprogress painting on paper, about 2/3 through. And is much bigger than it looks - 60x42”