Pissarro – Boulevard Montmartre

Pissarro was represented in every Impressionist exhibition from 1874 until 1886 and he knew and painted with all the key members of the group, including Monet, Manet, Renoir, Cezanne, Gaugin, Sisley and, relevant for these paintings, the Pointillist artist Signac.

Indeed, these works exemplifies Pissarro’s late style as somewhere between Impressionism and Pointillism, characterised by the work being mostly made up of small dab-like brushstrokes, yet remaining quite linear in appearance and structure.

The view is from a window of a room Pissarro occupied at the Grand Hotel in Paris in 1897, where he executed thirteen canvases of the Boulevard Montmartre at different times of the day and night, in contrasting light and weather conditions. This city was an important subject for Pissarro, as it was for many Impressionist painters.

 

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