Lot n° 33
2500 - 3000
Result with fees
: 3 200EUR
Camille PISSARRO (1830-1903). L.A.S., Paris... - Lot 33 - Ader
Camille PISSARRO (1830-1903). L.A.S., Paris February 19, 1892, to the critic Noël Clément-Janin; 1 1/2 pages in-8, envelope.
Very beautiful letter about his painting and impressionism.
He thanks the critic for the article on his exhibition at Durand-Ruel... "I have nothing to add to your way of understanding my works from a philosophical point of view; it is in line with my ideas, as well as the division of tones that allow me to give more intensity while preserving the unity of the whole by remaining always clear and bright.
However, he points out some mistakes, forgivable to someone who does not know "the secrets of the trade, all individual, of the artist.
Thus, it is a mistake to believe that the roughness serves to catch the light rays, no, really it is absolutely independent of the light; besides, time will level these impastos and I often do my best to remove them. I don't paint with a knife, it would be impossible to divide the color, I use fine and long marthe brushes and it is, alas! precisely these long brushes that cause, in spite of myself, these roughnesses".
Then Pissarro wants to rectify the way Janin conceives "artistic evolution" as far as he is concerned: "We have nothing in common with Th. Rousseau, Harpigny, Bastien-Lepage, Roll, Binet, Raphaël Collin, no, that is not the way, especially Bastien-Lepage whom we have never been able to understand! Our way starts with the great English painter Turner, Delacroix, Corot, Courbet, Daumier, Jongkind, Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Guillaumin, Sisley, Seurat! Here is our march"...
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