Saturday, August 6, 2016

More Pissaro

Madame Pissaro - Pastel

Poul Webb continues to add to his posts on Pissaro, halfway through the project, and I am fascinated to see the variety in Pissaro's work.  With so many paintings from private collections, we are allowed to see beyond our preconceptions of his style and watch as he experiments in pastel and gouache and watercolor.  We see the influence of those around him - Signac and Cezanne and Monet.  His brushwork changes, his colors are more impressionistic, and yet he remains dedicated to painting the common life as he sees it in his surroundings.  What a treat!