Graphic Arts Displays

Drawings by Camille Pissarro

Display room 69

From the 1880s, Pissarro, who until then had concentrated on landscapes, turned to depicting the rural world into which he was born.
In these drawings produced in Pontoise, Érigny (where he lived from 1884 to 1903), Éragny, Dieppe and Gisors, Pissarro represents country people going about their daily lives, with market scenes or images of work in the fields.

The figure of the peasant woman, endowed with a certain monumentality, and free of any miserabilism or biblical symbolism, is a key element of these studies with their bright colours and expressive, concise lines.

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