(b. 1830, St Thomas, Virgin Islands, d. 1903, Paris)

Apple Pickers

Oil on canvas, 128 x 128 cm
Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki

The works that Pissarro painted between 1885 and 1892 show us the artist's concern that Impressionism should welcome and absorb something that might give it the permanence of a style. Apple Pickers can be seen not simply as a further reflection by the artist on a subject he had painted several times over the course of his career but also as an experimental synthesis of the different manners then characterising all that was modern in art.

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