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Unique Impressions: The Experiments of Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was one of the leading representatives of Impressionist printing. He put research and experimentation first and foremost, believing that the process of creating the prints was more important than the ultimate result.

The subject matter of Pissarro’s prints may be straightforward, but the works truly show just how inventive he was. He experimented with materials and techniques to create various–clearly different–versions of each composition. Pissarro used materials such as wire brushes, sandpaper and copper daguerreotype plates.

The Van Gogh Museum has acquired an impressive 91 prints by Camille Pissarro thanks to the support of the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation, the BankGiro Loterij and members of The Yellow House. From March 1, 2019 an additional selection of Pissarro's unique, experimental prints will be on display on the upper floor of the Exhibition Wing.

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