Pissarro’s early impressionist works shocked contemporary critics, accustomed, as they were, to the strict conventions of academic realism. His loose, dabbling brushwork sought to capture the essence of the subject, rather than its details. In an era when historical, mythological and religious themes rested at the very pinnacle of fine art, he painted the everyday lives of ordinary people. Rather than blending his pigments to precision, he juxtaposed complementary colors to create bright, vibrant contrasts, and avoided the dampening effect of black by painting shadows in the reflected light of their surroundings. If academic realists were uneasy about the advent of photography, Pissarro and the impressionists had no cause for concern; their object was not to represent the world as it exists, but as it is perceived.
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Camille Pissarro : “Barges at Pontoise” (1876)
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