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Camille Pissarro

Fecha de nacimiento: 10. Julio 1830
Fecha de muerte: 13. Noviembre 1903

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Jacob Abraham Camille Pissarro, más conocido como Camille Pissarro , fue un pintor impresionista, y se le considera como uno de los fundadores de ese movimiento.

Se le conoce como uno de los "padres del impresionismo". Pintó la vida rural francesa, sobre todo los paisajes y las escenas en los que aparecían campesinos trabajando, pero también escenas urbanas en Montmartre. En París tuvo como discípulos a Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Jean Peské y Henri-Martin Lamotte.

Pissarro fue asimismo un teórico de la anarquía, y frecuentó con asiduidad a los pintores de la Nueva Atenas que pertenecían a ese movimiento. Compartió esa posición con Gauguin, con quien luego tuvo relaciones tensas.[1]​

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Frases Camille Pissarro

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„Lighten your palette [his remark to Cézanne circa 1873, to encourage Cézanne to use bright colors], paint only with the three primary colours and their derivatives.“

—  Camille Pissarro
As quoted in Cezanne his Life and Art, Jack Linssey, – Evelyn, Adams and Mackay, London, 1969, p. 154-55 Pissarro 'guided' the wild Cézanne for a few years in painting landscape; for a decade or so in the mid-19th century they often worked side by side and influenced each other

„The weather is superb except for a very keen wind which causes me to lose much time. - I am doing a portrait of your mother in pastel, it seems it is not adequate as a likeness, it is too old, too red, not fine enough, in short, it won't do. This surprises me not at all. You know that everyone accepts the one I made pretty obvious, but that is not much good either.“

—  Camille Pissarro
Quote in a letter to his son Lucien, Osny, 10 April 1885; from Camille Pissarro - Letters to His Son Lucien ed. John Rewald, with assistance of Lucien Pissarro; from the unpublished French letters; transl. Lionel Abel; Pantheon Books Inc. New York, second edition, 1943, p. 26

„Renoir is a great success on the Salon; I think he is 'launched'. All the better! It's a very hard life, being poor.“

—  Camille Pissarro
Quote in a letter to Mr. Murer, 27th May 1879, as quoted in Renoir – his life and work Francois Fosca, Book Club Associates /Thames and Hudson Ltd, London 1975, p. 129

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„P. S. If you happen to see Seurat or if you write to Signac, tell them that I have tried the mixture of cadmium (well recommended by Contet), with red, white and Veronese green. It becomes black in four or five days from the Veronese green. Even blacker than the chrome yellow mixture. Tell this to Contet.“

—  Camille Pissarro
Quote of Camille Pissarro, in a letter, Paris, 31 May, 1887, to his son Lucien; in Camille Pissarro - Letters to His Son Lucien ed. John Rewald, with assistance of Lucien Pissarro; from the unpublished French letters; transl. Lionel Abel; Pantheon Books Inc. New York, second edition, 1943, p. 114

„[Seurat's pointilist style] Inhibits me and hinders the development of spontaneity of sensation.“

—  Camille Pissarro
quote, c. 1888; as quoted in: Arts and Activities. Vol. 81-82, (1977), p. cxxxvii http://www.artnet.com/auction-houses/lesliehindman-auctioneers/artist-camille-pissarro/

„Yesterday Sisley was looking for me everywhere. Madame Latouche told me that he wanted some information about the technique of painting fans. Well, this means my fans are spoken of... I only fear one thing: that they will finally say that's all I am good for! [fans! ]“

—  Camille Pissarro
Quote from a letter, Paris, 5 February 1886, to his son Lucien; in Camille Pissarro - Letters to His Son Lucien ed. John Rewald, with assistance of Lucien Pissarro; from the unpublished French letters; transl. Lionel Abel; Pantheon Books Inc. New York, second edition, 1943, p. 68

„Work is a wonderful regulator of mind and body. I forget all sorrow, grief, bitterness, and I even ignore them altogether in the joy of working.“

—  Camille Pissarro
In a letter to his son, Lucien; as quoted in: Brother Thomas (O.S.B.), ‎Rosemary Williams (1999) Creation Out of Clay: The Ceramic Art and Writings of Brother Thomas. p. 45

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„I am settled in France, and as for the rest of my history as a painter, it is bound up with the impressionistic group.“

—  Camille Pissarro
his remark, circa 1856; as quoted in Brush and Pencil, Vol. XIII, no. 6 , article: 'Camille Pissarro' Impressionist'; by Henry G Stephens, March, 1904, p. 412-13 quote of Pissarro, after his stay of three year without success in Venezuela, and returning back to Paris

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