Pissaro: Father Of Impressionism

Pissaro: Father Of Impressionism | 90mins |
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Showings

Capri Theatre Sun, May 29 1:00 PM
Capri Theatre Tue, May 31 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2022
Runtime:90
Format:DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Director:David Bickerstaff

Description

New This Season. Shown in partnership with the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism

It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and throughout it all he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these intimate and revealing letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro's life and work

Born in the West Indies, Pissarro found his passion in paint as a young man in Paris, and by the age of 43 had corralled a group of enthusiastic artists into a new collective. Their first show was scorned by the critics, but the group had acquired a new name: the Impressionists

For the next 40 years Pissarro was the driving force behind what has today become the world's favourite artistic movement

The Ashmolean Museum has a long tradition of excellence. As the UK's first ever public museum (it opened its doors in May 1683) it houses a wonderfully rich collection, including the remarkable Pissarro archive

With exclusive access to most extensive archive of any Impressionist painter, and to the first major Pissarro retrospective in four decades, this film explores and highlights the enthralling and hugely important biography and output of an incredible artist.