Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gratuitous Bertie Dog Picture: "The Little Country Bertie"

“Is it just me, or do you two feel like the floor might be uneven?”

Image: The Little Country Maid, Camille Pissarro, 1882, National Gallery, Britain.  On loan from Tate.

1 comment:

SherR said...

Spot on! I've often wondered this about 'post impressionist pictures' - floors appear at angles, tabletops tilt.

I suspect this was less design on their part and more about hastiness. It might be 'boring', but the only way to paint a good picture is to lay a good 'draft' out first. All the perspective is 'fixed' at this stage. If one doesn't do it, one spends a great deal of time trying to 'cover up' the mistakes afterwards. And it shows.