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The Banks of the Oise near Pontoise  1873

by Camille Pissarro

Pissarro’s landscape was painted at the dawn of the Impressionist era. Its silver light and vast expanse of sky reflect the movement’s emphasis on recording atmospheric conditions. While the loose Impressionist brushwork creates a rich surface texture, the composition locks road, river, sky, and field into the firm structure that is a hallmark of his style. Tucked into the...
15 x 21-3/4 in
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art