Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871-1961) French "Place du Tertre"

Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871-1961) French "Place du Tertre"
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Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871- 1961) French, "Place du Tertre", signed lower right, oil on wood panel. Inscribed in pencil on the reverse, "Place du Tertre/ Montmartre Paris/
Manzana-Pissarro."

This elegant painting captures the sunny ambiance of the Place du Tertre in the heart of Paris' Montmartre district. Located in 18th Arrondissement, just a few streets away from the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, the Place du Terte of the 1930's also served as a mecca for artists, just as it does today.

Painted in the impressionist style, Pissarro depicts the simple pleasures of a leisurely day while capturing the complex interaction of light and color. The greens, oranges, blues and browns of the three women in the foreground establish the palate. Notice how Pissarro moves those colors around the painting, especially in the delightful stripes of the umbrellas. The lengthening shadows add interest to the otherwise uniform plane of the pavement, while providing visual relief from the colorful patrons.

Georges Manzana Pissarro was the second son of Camille Pissarro (1830-1903). Born in 1871, Manzana was taught to paint and draw by his father. He spent his early years in the midst of some of the greatest painters of the Impressionist Movement: Monet, Cezanne, Renoir, and Gaugiun, all of whom were friends and colleagues of Camille and whose influences can be seen in the present painting.

France c. 1935
15" x 21¾" x Frame: 22" x 29"

Price: $27,000

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