Born two hundred years ago today, he’s now though to have played a major part in the birth of Impressionism, and Neo-Impressionism.
At the start of the 20th century, he painted huge canvases for major public buildings, including a series for Toulouse’s palatial capitol.
The last years of the nineteenth century were highly productive, with landscapes and Symbolist works too.
Painting Symbolist works in Divisionist style, he’s normally excluded from both movements, despite his success at the time.
In the first article about the Symbolist painting of Giovanni Segantini (1858–1899), I showed a selection of his […]
One of the most famous, and most collected, Symbolists of the end of the nineteenth century was Giovanni […]
Pissarro started a realist, became Impressionist, then Neo-Impressionist, before returning to human landscapes. Sisley ploughed the Impressionist furrow all the way.
Being unable to paint outdoors for much of the year, Pissarro created human landscapes from the streets of Rouen and Paris.
Moving back to Impressionist style, he painted the countryside around Éragny, and views of the cities of London and Paris.
In 1885-86, he decided to become a Neo-Impressionist, but after 3 years of painting some of the finest Divisionist paintings, he faced a difficult decision.