Catalog / Camille Pissarro / Through the eyes of an impressionist
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was considered by his artist friends to be the first impressionist. His graphics translate the ideas of these painters on the threshold of modernity into sensitive and varied pictorial inventions. The catalog of the Picasso Museum in Münster thus opens up a forgotten aspect of the innovations of Impressionism. Although Pissarro was the oldest among the Parisian Impressionists, the impulses for their artistic reorientation converged with him. In his search for a painterly liberated pictorial form, he came across the possibilities of graphics together with Cézanne, Guillaumin and Gachet. The sketchy work with etching and lithography allowed them to capture the moment. The condition of the printing plates was never definitive, but allowed for processual changes to the motif. The single print thus became a valuable document of the irretrievable. The catalog book, equipped with many illustrative details, shows the range of Pissarro's graphic work and opens the view for a very special variant of Impressionism.
Edited by Markus Müller for the Pablo Picasso Art Museum
With contributions by Alexander Gaude, Ann-Katrin Hahn, Markus Müller and Valérie Sueur-Hermel
175 pages, 156 illustrations, German, Hirmer Verlag