The Harmony of Labor: Camille Pissarro’s Apple Harvest

Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro worked at once at an atomic and a planetary level. His use of small points or dots of color suggests an understanding of the world as being made of small, particular elements that collide and interact without system or plan, while his compositions often suggest that the earth must be understood as an ecological and social totality. Dr. Stephen Eisenman, professor of art history at Northwestern University,  discusses Pissarro's ability to combine these perspectives was the effort of a lifetime, one exemplified—as this lecture will reveal—with intelligence and clarity by the DMA's Apple Harvest of 1888 and several related works.
 
September 19, 2013
Horchow Auditorium
 

 

Category: 

  • The Richard R. Brettell Lecture Series