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The Pont-Neuf Camille Pissarro


Camille Pissarro Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, 1830 – Paris, 1903

Date 1902
Object type painting
Medium, technique oil on canvas

55.3 x 46.5 cm

Inventory number 205.B
Collection Department of Art after 1800
On view Hungarian National Gallery Building D, First Floor, From Delacroix to Vasarely – Highlights from the Collection of International Art after 1800, Baroque Hall

After a short excursion into divisionism, in the last years of his life Pissarro returned to the looser painting technique of his earlier period. From the 1890s onwards a series of townscapes appears as a new motif in his painting. From the window of his hotel room he repeatedly painted the crowd flowing across the broad span of the Pont-Neuf. The massive block of the bridge and the houses on the embankment, which he breaks up with the patches of small brushstrokes, enlivens in the fleeting vibration of the light effects. The picture’s solid structure is the result of his combination of Impressionist techniques with the lessons of divisionism.

Ferenc Tóth

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