Hues of the human condition
Pissarro a unique Impressionist, depicted people as individuals
Sunday, August 7, 2011
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Camille Pissarro was a landscape painter, and for 17 years he lived in Pontoise, northwest of Paris, where he carted his easel and brushes outdoors to work. But as “Pissarro’s People,” a groundbreaking exhibit at the Clark Art Institute now reveals, the human condition and his own precious family were always on his mind and in his artwork. At left is “Madame Pissarro Sewing beside a Window” from 1877....