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Paintings by Camille Pissarro


View of Rouen (Cours-la reine) by Camille Pissarro
View of Rouen (Cours-la reine) by Camille Pissarro (etching the print collection Division of Art, Prints, and York Public Library.
View of Rouen (Cours-la reine) by Camille Pissarro (etching the print collection Division of Art, Prints, and York Public Library.

Camille Pissarro's View of Rouen (Cours-la reine), completed in 1884, demonstrated the range of the great Impressionist artist. Pissarro exhibited works in a wide variety of media in the eighth Impressionist exhibition, including oil paintings, painted fans, pastels, and etchings. In View of Rouen (Cours-la reine), which depicts a view across the water looking at the cathedral, Camille Pissarro replaced color with tone to express atmospheric effects, including the reflections on the water and the heavy, wintry sky.

Camille Pissarro eventually found a happy medium between experimentation and tradition. On the next page we'll see a painting from late in the Impressionist artist's career which shows this.

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