Camille Pissarro

Town Park in Pontoise

Town Park in Pontoise
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Author: Camille Pissarro
Landscape, Painting, Oil on canvas, 59.5x73.3 cm
Origin: France, 1873

Pontoise, a small town on the Oise about thirty kilometres from Paris, is very closely connected to Camille Pissarro's work. He lived there almost fifteen years. Pissarro was most drawn by nature, and the Oise and the hills and glades around Pontoise provided fine opportunity for the landscape painter. Even in Pontoise itself he found a motif that was essentially natural - the Jardin Publique, with its green wall of lush chestnut trees. In the present painting, the tree at the right forms a sort of curtain, and to the left, to give a kind of closure to the composition, Pissarro took pains with the shading necessary for overall balance. The middle ground is defined by the figure of a young girl. Finally, the dense clumps of trees form a firm backdrop to the whole scene. Pissarro depicts a modest provincial leisure of a small town that does not want to lag behind Paris. The present painting is of special note: it is not a pure landscape, but rather a combination landscape and genre composition.

Style: Impressionism
Source of entry: formerly in the collection of Otto Krebs, Holzdorf
Exibition: French Painting: 19th - 20th centuries
Transferred from Germany after World War II

See also

Camille Pissarro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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WebMuseum: Pissarro, Camille
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Camille Pissarro - Olga's Gallery
Comprehensive collection of the images of his works with biography and historical comments.

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