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This famous piece is the result of some of Pissarro's later years' studies. Around the year 1880, Pissarro began studying new techniques and new ways of producing paintings. At this point, he took back subject matters he had worked in his early years, like the life on the field and interior landscapes and workers. When Pissarro was 17, he chose to move to Caracas, Venezuela, where he spent two years working as an artist.
This late piece summarizes that subject matter but has an entirely new approach to how he is going to represent that into the canvas. 1880 was also the year Pissarro left the Impressionist movement. Thus, it also marks the beginning of Post-Impressionism. He intended to show regular people in their daily jobs. For the first time, artists weren't romanticizing or idealizing the simple lives of ordinary people. Instead, they would paint these people striped from glamour and pomp. This effort to produce artwork portraying regular people was then considered revolutionary.
In 1885, he met Paul Signac and Georges Seurat and learned a more scientific approach to creating the color schemes on the canvas. Instead of previously mixing the colors on the palette and applying it to the canvas, he started studying the technique of using small patches of pure color together to create the deception of blended colors.
Pissarro painted this work using this Pointillistic technique, depicting some people under an apple tree. They are working, picking apples, and putting them in baskets that are placed all around them.
The high horizon line shows a vivid yellow field covered in low grass. In the back, it's possible to see an animal pulling a wagon. The horizon line is covered in similar trees, all of them with luscious dark green treetops, evenly spread around the scape.
The tree in the middle has an oddly geometrical trunk — thousands of small dots of colored paint form the top of this tree. The tree casts a shadow on the ground, creating a fascinating dark effect. The artist chose to paint these spots using not darker colors, but colors that are complementary to his palette.
The characters wear servant clothes. The women are wearing long skirts with aprons and shirts. The only man in the painting is wearing a white shirt with long sleeves and a brown vest and pants. The color palette is mostly warm, despite the cool colors used to build different hues.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Apple Picking at Eragny-sur-Epte 1888, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Apple Picking at Eragny-sur-Epte 1888 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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