Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lucien & Esther Pissarro


Lucien & Esther Pissarro's pages from Ishtar's Descent to the NetherWorld (1903), where image, color, and ornament combine to generate an intense expressionistic energy. In Britain Lucien (Camille Pissarro's eldest son) established friendly contacts with the Pre-Raphaelites and plein-air painters. In 1894 he founded the Eragny Press (the name comes from a place near Dieppe), which played a significant role in the development of European book art. In 1911 he became a co-founder of the Camden Town Group and in 1919 a co-founder of the Monarro group, which propagated Impressionism in England.