A Walk in the Orchard
This small canvas, dated 1901 and swiftly executed in bright colours, was painted at the very end of Camille Pissarro’s career; he died in 1903, having continued to paint until his final hours. By virtue of its subject matter and the spontaneity of its pictorial expression, it remains essentially Impressionistic, closer to Pissarro’s earlier canvases depicting women and children in public or private gardens, typical of their time, and evoking a naturalist flavour which was much admired by Émile Zola. Nevertheless, around 1885, Pissarro, who had always been very attentive to the experimentation of younger artists, embraced the new theories advocated by Georges Seurat (1859-1891) and Paul Signac ...
oil on canvas
31.0 x 27.0cm
Image & text © A. G. Leventis Gallery, Nicosia
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