October 28, 2005 |
THERE are two ways to look at "Pioneering Modern Painting: Cezanne and Pissarro 1865-1885," the engrossing new exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that turns a bright spotlight on the friendly working relationship between two late-19th century French artists. One way is as a competition; the other is as a conversation. As a competition, it's not a fair fight. Poor Camille! Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was a charmer.
August 14, 2005 |
PAUL CEZANNE was clearly intrigued by his friend Camille Pissarro's painting "Louveciennes." He needed more time with it. So one day he borrowed it from Pissarro, took it home and began to study it. Then he copied it. Exhibited together at the Museum of Modern Art, Pissarro's "Louveciennes" of 1871 and Cezanne's of 1872 are the most obvious example of a creative exchange between Cezanne and Pissarro that spanned more than two decades.
December 1, 1985
I read with interest Daniel Fuchs' review of Irving Stone's circumstantial novel on Camille Pissarro and the Impressionists, "Depths of Glory" (Sunday, Oct. 20). The review was thorough, scholarly and . . . flawed. Fuchs placed the isle of St. Thomas "on the Dutch West Indies"! St. Thomas was part of the Danish West Indies at the time of Pissarro's birth. The island was purchased by the United States in 1917 and is one of today's U.S. Virgin Islands. Be informed that, to this day, Camille Pissarro continues to be the island's favored son (so says the plaque on the front porch of his birthplace . . . now Sears & Roebuck)
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November 3, 1985 |
Novelist Irving Stone, 82, looked over a vista of his hometown of San Francisco and said he was inspired at a young age by the great writers who emerged from the Bay Area. However, he said he does not know where his talent derived that has resulted in 25 books selling 30 million copies worldwide, the latest being "Depths of Glory," the story of the French Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro. (Doubleday, $19.95).
October 20, 1985 |
The old-time sailing vessels, coming across the Atlantic from New York and South America, were obliged to stop for provisions. The new steamships, as they appeared on the scene and proliferated, took the crossing in an unbroken jump, thereby making obsolete the ship chandlering businesses on the way. One of these businesses, on the Dutch West Indies island of St.
April 21, 1985
I have been sternly reproved by Doubleday's French editor, Beverly Gordey, for misremembering the name of my hotel on the Left Bank of Paris (Traveling in Style, March 17). The charming suite Gordey found for us was in the Hotel St. Simon on the Rue St. Simon, our headquarters while we did the research for our forthcoming book, "Depths of Glory," about Camille Pissarro and the French Impressionists. I wouldn't want the readers of the Los Angeles Times magazine to end up at the wrong Parisian hotel.