On day twenty-two of Culture Tourist Art Blogmas, we’re hosting a lovely Impressionist painting made by Camille Pissarro: Road to Versailles at Louveciennes (The Snow Effect).

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Camille Pissarro is a Danish-French painter and one of the founders and most influential Impressionist painters. In 1869 he moved to the suburbs of Paris, called Louveciennes. As many Impressionist painters did, he chose one motif. Pissarro painted it numerous times in different seasons and times of the day. His beloved motif was the road to Versailles. The same he painted in the artwork we’re hosting in our Art Blogmas today.

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Camille Pissarro: Road to Versailles at Louveciennes (The Snow Effect)

Similar to some other Impressionist winter paintings we already saw, Pissarro depicted winter with soft brushstrokes and pastel colours. All the houses are painted with a subtle ochre colour. They are making a nice balance with the darker bare trees around them.

Contrary to other Impressionists, like Monet, he used a lot of grey colour to paint the snow. Similar to what some Realism painters, such as Walter Moras from our Art Blogmas on day 18, were doing, he also painted his snow with light and shadow. But at the same time, he played with the texture of the brushstrokes to paint it.

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Although the sky in the painting is quite grey, he uses many blue shades and shows a brighter day in that way.

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