Young Woman Repairing Her Stockings

size(cm): 50x45
Sale price£150 GBP


The painting "Young Woman Mending Her Stockings" by Camille Pissarro is a masterpiece of French Impressionism that has captivated art lovers since its creation in 1882. This work depicts a young woman sitting on a chair, mending her stockings with a needle and a thread. The composition of the painting is simple but effective, with the figure of the woman in the center of the image and a background of white walls and an open window that allows natural light to enter.

Pissarro's artistic style is characterized by his impressionist technique, which focuses on capturing the light and color of nature in a realistic manner. In this work, the artist uses loose, vibrant brushstrokes to create a sense of movement and life in the female figure. Additionally, the use of bright, saturated colors, such as red and green, brings a sense of vitality and energy to the painting.

The story behind this work is fascinating. Pissarro painted this work while living in the city of Pontoise, on the outskirts of Paris. The woman in the painting was a neighbor of hers who worked as a seamstress. Pissarro photographed her in her studio, using the natural light from the window to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

One of the lesser-known aspects of this work is that it was one of Pissarro's first paintings in which he used the technique of divisionism, which consists of applying small brushstrokes of complementary colors to create a sensation of lightness and vibration in the image. This technique became one of the distinctive features of Pissarro's style in his later works.

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