March 29, 2016

Painting With The Girls 89

March 29, 2016.

Day 89 (277 days to go)

 

Cherry Blossoms Series 1                                                   Watercolor

Watercolor Postcard, collage. 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 Matted

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was one of the seniors of the Impressionist movement founders.  He was close to Cézanne and Seurat, and a father figure to many painters who approached him. Pissarro’s main difference from Impressionists was he infused his subject with his political intent. Being a socialist, painted urban scenes as a form of social commentary. Towards the end of his life, he painted city life from viewed from above depicting people as ant-like specks.

During his final years, he suffered from eye infections that prevented him from painting.  He lived in poverty and sold very few paintings while he lived.

In 2014, Le Boulevard de Montmartre sold for $25,000,000 at Sotheby’s.

Boulevard Montmartre

La Place du Theatre Français

Orchard in Bloom