Boulevard de Rochechouart

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Pastel drawing of street with figures, buildings, cars, and carriages

Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) 
Boulevard de Rochechouart, 1880
Pastel on beige wove paper
23 9/16 x 28 15/16 in. (59.9 x 73.5 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1996.5

Lively strokes of pastel in a multitude of colors create a transparent atmosphere that envelops figures and architecture in the flow of urban life. The high viewpoint plunges the viewer into this Parisian scene. 


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