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This painting was created in 1898 when Pissarro installed himself at the Grand Hotel du Louvre. There, he performed several sketches of the surrounding areas, including this masterpiece called Avenue de L’Opera.
Pissarro had an exciting path as an artist. He was one of the oldest and most important members of the Impressionist movement, as well as the only artist that took part in all of the 8 Impressionist exhibitions. In 1880, Pissarro got in touch with Signac and Seurat and started developing his style towards the Pointillistic brushstrokes of the Post-Impressionist movement. Around this time, Impressionism begins to dissolve and give space to new changes. Pissarro had significant input in this transition, as he had been subversive and innovative since the beginning of his career.
The Franco-Prussian War began in 1870, and Pissarro had to move to the outskirts of London. There, once again, he got in touch with a completely different way of painting. Influenced by the two critically acclaimed British artists, John Constable and J. M. W. Turner, Pissarro started painting landscapes out in the open, using natural light to create an atmosphere. Eventually, he mastered this skill and became an expert in the art of representing the times of day as well as the seasons of the year through paint.
This artwork is the result of all these years of process. It is a masterpiece with an incredible layout and a subtle perfection in the use of light and shadow.
Camille Pissarro would often check into hotels and use the view from the windows to study perspective and paint scapes again and again. This specific setting challenged the artist with a unique urban environment. In his series Boulevard Montmartre, he depicts a pure one-point perspective of a street that fades into the horizon. Here, at the Avenue de L’Opera, we see an ample open space with roads going in all of the directions. The artist does an impressive job in juxtaposing the architectural structures and creating the perspective of the streets that are leaving the grand central square.
The painting has an impressive fading light effect of the morning. The colors are subtle yet realistic. It’s possible to see the shadow of the Hotel on the street and even on the building ahead. People and wagons are walking in several directions, and the streets are large and busy. Through his unique ability to create this atmosphere, we can see how magnificent this place is, and have a perfect impression of the early morning.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Avenue de L'Opera, Paris, 1898, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Avenue de L'Opera, Paris, 1898 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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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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