PISSARRO, Lucien
(b. 1863, Paris, d. 1944, London)

The Church at Gisors

1888
Oil on canvas, 60 x 73 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

The young Lucien Pissarro, son of Camille Pissarro, had a flair for brief brushstrokes combined with very light, dustily pale points. He used his technique to paint humanized landscapes of a kind his father liked to do. He counterbalanced spatial depth with a tendency to emphasize surfaces which went hand in hand with his preference for graphic and illustrative work.