Portrait of Rodo Reading

size(cm): 50x45
Sale price£150 GBP


Camille Pissarro's Portrait of Rodo Leyendo is a masterpiece of French Impressionism that has captivated art lovers since its creation in 1872. This painting is a perfect example of Pissarro's artistic style, characterized by his loose brushwork technique. and his use of light and color to create a sense of movement and life in his works.

The composition of this painting is impressive, with Rodo sitting on a wooden chair, reading a book on his lap. The position of his body and the tilt of his head suggest that he is completely absorbed in his reading, giving the painting a sense of intimacy and tranquility.

The use of color in this work is also notable. Pissarro uses a palette of soft, warm tones, such as yellow, orange and brown, to create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Light from the window behind Rodo illuminates his face and his book, adding a touch of lightness and vitality to the painting.

The story behind this work is fascinating. Rodo was a close friend of Pissarro's and a major art collector. Pissarro painted this portrait as a gift to Rodo, and the work remained in his private collection for many years before being sold to a private collector.

There are some little known aspects about this painting that make it even more interesting. For example, Pissarro is believed to have used his own wife as the model for the female figure in the book Rodo is reading. Also, the chair Rodo is sitting on is a piece of antique furniture that Pissarro had bought at a flea market.

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