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El puente de Saint-Sever, Rouen: Niebla (obra de arte)

Información sobre la obra de arte

23 3/4 x 34 1/4 inches (60.3 x 87.0 centimeters)


Gift of Wachovia Bank and Trust Company

Número de objeto
Danish European French
Europeo a 1910

Key Ideas

  • This is an impressionist painting. This art style focuses on color and form rather than realistic-looking scenes. 
  • This is a cityscape of Rouen, France. The artist painted different views of the city’s bridges.
  • Camille Pissarro was a Danish-French impressionist painter. He grew up in a Jewish family in the Danish West Indies
  • Anti-Semitism was increasing in France when Pissarro created this painting. He was rejected by some of his colleagues because of his Jewish background.

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This impressionist painting depicts a peaceful scene in Rouen, a city in northern France. The work was created at a time when there was a great deal of cultural and political conflict happening in France. Anti-Semitism was on the rise. Many conservative French people were hostile toward Jewish people. They accused them of oppressing French society. 

Camille Pissarro was a French impressionist and neo-impressionist artist. He was born in the Danish West Indies to Jewish parents. Throughout his life he was part of various cultural groups without fully belonging to a specific community. Some of Pissarro’s colleagues avoided him because of his Jewish ancestry and politics. He was rejected by well-known French impressionist artists like Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Pissarro traveled to Rouen several times and created many impressionist paintings of the city’s bridges. Impressionism became a popular style of painting in the 1860s. Impressionist artists focused more on color and form than realistic-looking scenes. They aimed to capture the essence of a subject in their paintings.

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    El puente de Saint-Sever, Rouen: Niebla