Nous ne vivons que pour découvrir la beauté : tout le reste n’est qu’attente.
Kahlil GIBRAN Le sable et l’écume - 1926.
Artist: camille pissaro
"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark."
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↳ Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
Pissarro painted rural and urban French life, particularly landscapes in and around Pontoise, as well as scenes from Montmartre. His mature work displays an empathy for peasants and laborers, and sometimes evidences his radical political leanings. He was a mentor to Paul Cézanne, Edouard Manet and Paul Gauguin and his example inspired many younger artists, including Californian Impressionist Lucy Bacon.
Pissarro’s influence on his fellow Impressionists is probably still underestimated; not only did he offer substantial contributions to Impressionist theory, but he also managed to remain on friendly, mutually respectful terms with such difficult personalities as Edgar Degas, Cézanne and Gauguin. Pissarro exhibited at all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions. Moreover, whereas Claude Monet was the most prolific and emblematic practitioner of the Impressionist style, Pissarro was nonetheless a primary developer of Impressionist technique. (x) (x) (x) (x)
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Art History Meme:
2/8 Artists » Camille Pissarro (10 July 1830 – 13 November 1903)
Camille Pissarro was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas (now in the US Virgin Islands, but then in the Danish West Indies). His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Pissarro studied from great forerunners, including Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. He later studied and worked alongside Georges Seurat and Paul Signac when he took on the Neo-Impressionist style at the age of 54.
In 1873 he helped establish a collective society of fifteen aspiring artists, becoming the “pivotal” figure in holding the group together and encouraging the other members. Art historian John Rewald called Pissarro the “dean of the Impressionist painters”, not only because he was the oldest of the group, but also “by virtue of his wisdom and his balanced, kind, and warmhearted personality”. Cézanne said “he was a father for me. A man to consult and a little like the good Lord,” and he was also one of Gauguin’s masters. Renoir referred to his work as “revolutionary”, through his artistic portrayals of the “common man”, as Pissarro insisted on painting individuals in natural settings without “artifice or grandeur”. [X] [X]
ringtales said: ray, it is hard to put into words my feelings seeing my loon used as your avatar, it is as though a little part of my soul is looking back at me. to thank you for your sweetness, i would like to make you (i'm not sure yet of what medium) a loon of your own, if you would like? if you have a preferred medium (oil, watercolour, pen and ink, charcoal, pencil sketch) i would gladly accommodate you. mille grazie.
That would be so nice. My favorite would be pen and ink