Pissarro at the Musée du Luxembourg: our pictures from the exhibition

From 16 March to 9 July 2017, the Musée du Luxembourg houses a wide exhibition dedicated to the impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro (1830-1903). For the first large retrospective in France for the past 35 years, it is focused on the painter’s last twenty years of life and creation, an unknown period but full of wonderful paintings.

Camille Pissarro is one the most endearing painters among the impressionist group: his subjects’ discretion and humbleness show his true talent: he can see something where no one would have seen anything. After putting his easel in the countryside around Paris, he paints narrow roads, small valleys, the changes of seasons and sometimes, the urban life.

His love for what Zola sees as the "modern countryside" is something we can understand nowadays in a political perspective of resistance and optimism. Pissarro has faith in human nature, he wants to "burn the Louvre to ashes" in order to forget the influence and authority of the past and look at the world with fresh eyes. This work is displayed at the Musée du Luxembourg throughout a wonderful focus on Pissarro’s last period of life.

Pissarro au musée du Luxembourg

In 1884, Claude Monet allows his friend Camille to move in a big house located in Eragny-sur-Epte, granting him a substantial loan. The 54-year old Pissarro wants to paint what he sees from his window, his garden: blossoming trees, his kitchen garden, apple trees, a walnut tree... Through natural motives, he paints his political commitment in favor of social progress and a claimed anarchism.

In his house, he welcomes many painters, works with his son and artist, Lucien, and develops a simple and independent life philosophy. The Musée du Luxembourg intelligently recounts the painter’s daily life we should look at carefully and without haste.

Pissarro au musée du Luxembourg

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Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Until 10 p.m. on Fridays
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Reduced rate: €8,5 

Maïlys C.
Last updated on 27 March 2017

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Opening Time
From 16 March 2017 to 9 July 2017



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