Pissarro's Places tells the artist's story in a fresh and different way—exploring the places he painted and his “sensations” in those places. In his landscapes, you almost feel the sun and the breeze from the river. In his city paintings, you sense the hustle and bustle of traffic. This was his genius. Pissarro’s complex vision was shaped by many different influences, places, and cultures. Rather than settling for the familiar, he courageously put himself into new and different situations in pursuit of new and exciting motifs. He absorbed the “sensations” of each place and translated it into brushstrokes on his canvas. Pissarro's Places takes you to those places so you can see them through his eyes.
About the Author
Ann Saul is former guide at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and docent at the Terra Museum of Art. While voulunteering at the Art Institute of Chicago during the Impressionist exhibition, “Day in the Country,” she was inexplicably drawn time and again to a painting by Camille Pissarro. She began studying Pissarro and his art and also learned about his friends—Cezanne, Monet, and other Impressionists. Her studies expanded from Pissarro to Contemporary Art and the Old Masters. Over the years, she has traveled to every place that Pissarro painted (except Venezuela) to better understand the “sensations” he described in his art. She has often written and lectured on Camille Pissarro, French Impressionism, and American Impressionism.
Read more at her website Art Book Annex.