Pissarro at Caixa Forum

camille-pissarro CaixaForum in conjunction with the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum are bringing to Barcelona the first retrospective of impressionist painter Camille Pissarro. The exhibition opens on the 16th of October 2013 and lasts until the 26th of January 2014.

More than 70 works of Pissarro, a founding father of Impressionism, will be presented at the exhibition with the aim of restoring his reputation and reaffirming his place amongst the great impressionist artists of his time. Whilst serving as an inspiration for many painters of his generation their works soon overtook his.

The exhibition will take the visitor on a chronological journey of the places Pissarro lived and painted. From Louveciennes where he and Monet forged a new style, to Pontoise and Éragny, where he worked with Cézanne and was a mentor to Seurat and Signac respectively.

pissarro1 Land and cityscapes from the bulk of the exhibition with the latter being the focus of Pissarro’s later life when due to an eye ailment he was unable to paint outside and was fored to paint what he saw from the window of his studio or hotel. The Pissarro exhibition at CaixaForum is a fantastic opportunity to admire and understand the works and life of one of Impressionism most underrated yet vitally important painters.

Where: CaixaForum. Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8

When: 16 October, 2013- 26 January, 2014

One Response to Pissarro at Caixa Forum

  1. This superb exhibition is well worth a good look! The curator carefully chose each painting so as to demonstrate Pissarro’s creativity and inventiveness. Paintings that were made at nearly the same time and place are often in different techniques and factures. Pissarro was always pushing the boundaries of what other artists were doing and frequently he was ahead of his time.

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