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Paintings by Camille Pissarro


The Woodcutter by Camille Pissarro
The Woodcutter by Camille Pissarro (oil on canvas, 35x45-3/4 Court Collection in
The Woodcutter by Camille Pissarro (oil on canvas, 35x45-3/4 Court Collection in

Camille Pissarro painted The Woodcutter in 1879, one of 28 Impressionist paintings that Pissarro would exhibit in the Impressionists' sixth exhibition. The figure of Pissarro's woodcutter recalls the peasant laborers painted by Jean Francois Millet. With solid weight and strong contours, the laborer in The Woodcutter seems to have been shaped by his work, by the repetitive motion of dragging his saw back and forth through the wood. But the background has a vanishing quality, with light sparkling on the dense foliage.

Continue reading to learn about another of the 28 Impressionist paintings that Camille Pissarro showed at the Impressionists' sixth exhibition.

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