Pissarro

 
  • 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. 

  • Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) 
    Peasant Women Weeding the Grass, c. 1894
    Etching printed in blue, red, yellow, and black on cream laid paper
    Sheet: 6 5/16 x 7 1/2 in. (16 x 19 cm)
    Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1962.91
     

    In this late work — a proof impression with the artist’s own notations on the sheet — Pissarro renders simplified forms with strong outlines, color contrasts, and minimal detail.