Pont Royal and Flower Pavilion - Camille Pissarro. 55x65
In the spring of 1903, Pissarro lives in a Parisian hotel on Ca Voltaire, from whose windows overlook the Seine and beyond, the wing of the Louvre Museum, Pont Royal and the Flower Pavilion, located on the other side. These magnificent light motifs, as the painter calls them in a letter to his son Lucien, will be the last landscapes of Paris that Pissarro captures. Pont Royal and Flower Pavilion the master, as it were, returns to the Parisian motives of 1901, when he lived and worked on the island of Cité.
This landscape looks a little like an urban one: unlimited space filled with water and sky dominates architectural motifs, as if pushing them to the background. The picture is flooded with transparent spring light, which is a whole gamut of gentle pastel colors. The texture of the canvas is heterogeneous, the strokes are wide, the colors are saturated, the colors are brilliant. This is the last work of the master, but we find no signs of fatigue in it, nor a hint of old age. The picture is filled with strength of mind and thirst for life.