Nude Woman, 1902
Camille Pissarro was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter who was a key figure in the history of Impressionism. Pissarro was the only artist to show his work in all eight Impressionist group exhibitions; throughout his career he remained dedicated to the idea of such alternative forums of exhibition.
Paul Cézanne once said of Pissarro, "he was a father for me. A man to consult and a little like the good Lord", and he was also one of Paul Gauguin's masters. Pierre-Auguste Renoir referred to his work as "revolutionary", through his artistic portrayals of the "common man", as Pissarro insisted on painting individuals in natural settings without "artifice or grandeur".
In this particular piece, Pissarro used pastels on pink paper to create this beautiful sketch of an unknown model.
Nude Woman is a limited edition print, only 100 runs available.
Photo © Fitzwilliam Museum/Bridgeman Images