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Paintings by Camille Pissarro


The Roofs of Old Rouen, Gray Weather by Camille Pissarro
Camille Pissarro's The Roofs of Old Rouen, Gray Weather the Toledo
Camille Pissarro's The Roofs of Old Rouen, Gray Weather the Toledo

Camille Pissarro completed The Roofs of Old Rouen, Gray Weather, in 1896, ten years after the final Impressionist exhibition. Painted late in his life, Pissarro's view across the rooftops of Rouen synthesized aesthetic ideas that he had gathered through his long association with the Impressionist experiment. To capture the high panorama, Pissarro positioned his easel at the window in his hotel, recalling Claude Monet's view in Boulevard des Capucines shown in the first exhibition (1874). The Roofs of Old Rouen, Gray Weather displays Camille Pissarro's interest in Neo-Impressionism in the dabs of color on the roof, but his subtle evocation of the winter sky reveals his enduring belief in plein air painting.

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Debra N. Mancoff is an art historian and lecturer and the author of numerous books on nineteenth-century European and American paintings. She is a scholar in residence at the Newberry Library.