Pissarro Written by Joachim Pissarro and Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts
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Pissarro: Critical Catalogue of Paintings

Written by Joachim Pissarro and Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts

  • June 20, 2006
  • Boxed Set
  • Art - Individual Artists - General
  • Skira/Wildenstein
  • 10 x 12
  • $550.00
  • $725.00
  • 978-88-7624-525-1

About This Book

This new catalogue of the paintings of Camille Pissarro, while drawing extensively on the 1939 edition published by his son, makes an innovative contribution to the understanding of the work of this great artist through the discovery of previously unpublished pictures and documents. Over a career that spanned the second half of the 19th century, Pissarro tested every pictorial experiment of his time, from Impressionism to Pointillism. His rich style reveals the gifts of a great colorist and of a master of light endowed with a striking sensitivity to nature. This exhaustive 3-volume catalogue, co-published with the Wildenstein Institute, features 1528 paintings—of which 213 have never been published or are little known—detailed commentaries with rigorous analyses of each work, a complete biography of the artist, illustrated with archival photographs, a bibliography and a complete list of exhibitions.

About the Author

Joachim Pissarro is curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture of MoMA, New York. He is the author of several works on Impressionism, including a monograph on Pissarro (his great-grandfather) published in 1993. Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, an art historian and a direct descendant of the famous art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, has devoted the past ten years to researching and writing the Pissarro critical catalogue at the Wildenstein Institute.

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