Lordship Lane station, Dulwich
An Introduction to the painting.
Colour and Brushwork
"The picture is quite subdued in colour; the effect of an overcast day is evoked by varied greens and soft red-browns."
Influence of Corot
Suppleness, candour and richness, the direct influence of Corot.
Pissarro's Pictures of London 1870 - 71
Pissarro painted thirteen oil paintings during his seven or eight months in London.
The First Impressionist Show
"One would have to coin the word
Gombrich on Impressionism
"It took some time before the public learned that to appreciate an Impressionist painting..."
The Importance of Pissarro
According to Cézanne Pissarro was "something like God himself"
Émile Zola on Pissarro
The French novelist, Émile Zola was an early champion of the Impressionists...
Pissarro's Idea of Unity
"Pissarro's subjects are always essentially social: man-made or man-moulded landscapes; agriculture, towns and villages, cities, roads."
The first important movement of modern art.
Louis Leroy on "Gelée Blanche", 1874
"It has neither head nor tail, top nor bottom, front nor back"
Railways and Impressionists
"Railways and trains were of great interest to the Impressionists. They were modern, they were steamy, they receded and advanced..."