Pontoise… in the days of the impressionists

Camille Pissarro, considered by many to be the father of the impressionist movement, moved to Pontoise in 1871 where he made such memorable paintings as “The River Oise Near Pontoise, 1873” and “A Cowherd at Pontoise. 1874”  He was joined by other painters such as Cézanne and Claude Monet who along with Pissarro immortalized the village and surrounding landscapes.

A new bilingual book with black and white photos by Jean villain and text by Christophe Duvivier revisits this scenic town and takes us to sites these impressionists painted. The book juxtaposes postcards dating from 1900 with recent photographs showing that a surprisingly many of landscapes and buildings still look the same.




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