17/1 A Barcelona tribute to a great impressionism artist

From October 16th to January 26th we could enjoy in CaixaForum a big tribute to Camille Pissarro with a big exposition never seen in the Catalan city.

Jacob Abraham Camille Pissarro was an impressionism painter considered the founder of this movement. His work stands up for the French rural life paintings where we can see farmlands and scenes where the farmers are working. Pissarro loved these kinds of landscapes because he used to go with his family.

His life was tough because he knew at a very early age that he wanted to be a painter but his father didn’t let him being an artist. When he worked in the family business, he used to spend hours doing sketches that helped him to improve. After a few years, he dedicated his life to paintings and he moved to Paris. In the French capital he met big artists like Monet and Cézanne.

Together took the technique to a new style. Manet, Monet, Sisley, Guillaumin and Renoir created a style that became very popular in the XIX Century: the impressionism. Pissarro made his technique unique and became very famous around the world. Pissarro knew that his technique would get worst because he had an ocular disease that didn’t let him see well. For this reason, he had to leave the countryside and moved to the city.

As every artist, a change in his life means a change in his work. In this case, we can see some changes in Pissarro kind of work. From big landscapes to crowdie Paris streets. The painter decided to stay in different hotels from where he could paint the different streets of the city of love.

Pissarro was a painter that always thought about his public and he wanted to interact with it. He’s known for being the road painter and making them with a double meaning. A road was the reference to introduce people into the painting, it helped to locate the characters inside the painting and it gives us a reflection of real life.

This way, if we go to the exposition in CaixaForum, we will see the artistic evolution of Pissarro. From our luxury five stars hotel, Hotel Omm, we encourage all art lovers to see the paintings through Pissarro’s eye and learn to see the beauty of the French landscapes.