Camille Pissarro was perhaps the greatest propagandist and the most constant member of the Impressionists and the only one to participate in all eight of their exhibitions.
For most of his mature career, Pissarro divided his time between Paris – necessary for meeting his dealer, catching up with fellow artists and going to exhibitions – his home at Eragny, and travel in search of new motifs. In spring 1901 he stayed with his artist son Georges at Moret-sur-Loing, long the home and inspiration of Alfred Sisley (1839-1899). From July to September he was painting in Dieppe, entranced by the medieval church and bustling market. Galvanised by these new scenes, he worked happily at Eragny between trips, taking deep pleasure in the endlessly changing landscape of his own serene fields in the shallow valley. ~
This painting is a fruit of Pissarro’s autumn stay at Eragny, which lasted from 28th September to 31st October. The quietly monumental Dans le pré en automne à Eragny both sees and senses the glory of the October landscape. It is painted with extraordinary vigour and inventiveness. Pissarro’s landscapes, even when they have an obscured horizon, always have a sense of space, of the countryside rolling on and on beyond his treasured personal pastures.
Pissarro wrote to his dealer Bernheim-Jeune: ‘There are no [blossoms] in autumn, the trees you see in the painting are decked with dead leaves which burst on the eye in the sunlight like bunches of flowers. Autumn at this time of year has far more flowers than spring, which has only pink and white blossoms. There is a garden in the meadow, which is left fallow, hence the few dahlias growing untended amid the tall stalks gleaming in the light. In short, everything is but an appearance in nature. The trick is to see this, or rather to sense it.’
~ @richardgreengallery, stand 302
Dans le pré en automne à Eragny
Oil on canvas
64.8 x 81 cm (25 ½ x 31 7/8 in.)
Signed and dated lower right: C. Pissarro. 1901; titled on the stretcher: Le Pré en automne à Eragny
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