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The Banks of the Marne in Winter  1866

by Camille Pissarro

Exhibited at the Salon of 1866, this landscape was made by Camille Pissarro in deliberate opposition to the pastoral scenes of his mentor and unofficial teacher Camille Corot. Instead of using various brushes to create a beautifully crafted and refined surface, Pissarro loaded his paint on heavily, often with a palette knife, in emulation of Gustave Courbet. The subject, a...
91.8 × 150.2 cm (36 1/8 × 59 1/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago