Récolte Des Pommes De Terre

Pissarro painted La récolte des pommes aux terre at a sérieuse juncture in his career, et at a landmark instants in the évolution of contemporary European painting. In October 1885, Armand Guillaumin et Paul Signac introduced Pissarro to georges Seurat, that had seulement completed his immense, innovative canvas, Un dimanche for Grande Jatte (De Hauke, vol. II, no. 162; The de lart Institute of Chicago). See this pioneering work-related in auto artist’s studio, Pissarro—the doyen, charter member Impressionist, and nearly thirty year Seurat’s senior—became année early transform to thé young painter’s roman method.

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Within a couple of months, Pissarro totally retooled his approach to classic Impressionism. Instead ns relying on année intuitively spontaneous technique to capture his sensations avant the motif, cette began venir apply the scientific shade theories the Ogden Rood and Eugène Chevreul had formulated, while use the small divisionist brosser stroke of pure color to create thé effect de optically mixed tones nous the canvas. Pissarro in reality beat Seurat to auto first auditeur display ns a divisionist picture—Seurat recalled in a letter dated 20 célibataire 1890 to thé gallerist et critic félix Fénéon, “1886 January jaune February, a small canvas de Pissarro, divided and pure color. At Clozet’s the dealer” (quoted in Georges Seurat, exh. Cat., the Metropolitan musée of Art, new York, 1991, p. 383).


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Pissarro in his studio, evaluating works conditions météorologiques paper native a folio, Éragny, circa 1890–1895. Unknown photographer. Musée camille Pissarro, Pontoise.

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Seurat’s masterwork was shown pour the life time publicly at thé eighth et final Impressionist coporation, groupe exhibition in May-June 1886. Advocating parce que le “progress” et “independence,” Pissarro, one du the clé organizers, championed the enregistrement of this de base painting—to the dismay ns his long-time colleagues. Largely pour this reason, the other founding Impressionists—apart from rue ed Degas, Berthe Morisot and Armand Guillaumin—spurned auto event, which turned out to be auto group’s last exhibition. Seurat and his partisans overnight ended up being the nouveau avant-garde, i m sorry Fénéon subsequently referred to as néo-impressionniste.

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Such to be Pissarro’s eagerness venir experiment with divisionism, that as soon as preparing venir paint thé present gouache, hey elected not à work up année entirely new configuration of harvest workers in a field, but turned instead à a petit canvas study cette had painted in Pontoise in 1874 oui his model, which also noted its title à this new work (Pissarro et Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, no. 360). Pissarro was functional in his use de divisionism, or pointillisme, which appropriately refers not à a petit dot, but to a “stitch” du paint. Due to the fact that 1880 thé artist had been making use of a variety ns increasingly small, punctuation-like brushstrokes in his painting, indigenous which his la mise en oeuvre into Neo-Impressionism seemed année inevitable step, newly informed with auto science ns tested et proven shade theory. Each carré inch ns La récolte des pommes ns terre comprises a wealth de layered hues, glinting as if in sunlight, evoking a luminous world woven in myriad filaments de paint.


de nombreux 511 camille Pissarro (1830–1903)La récolté des pommes aux terresigned et dated ‘C. Pissarro. 86’ (lower left)gouache end pencil conditions météorologiques silk laid down nous board11¼ x 16 in. (28.5 voir 40.6 cm.)Painted in 1886Estimate: $700,000-1,000,000
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