Detail from Camille Pissarro, 'Chrysanthemums in a Chinese Vase' (1873)
LOOK & RESPOND
Take a moment to look at the painting.
Write down five words that you feel best describe it, using visual evidence from the work to explain your choices.
How has the artist created a sense of depth in the painting?
COMPARE & CONTRAST
Pissarro and Signac influenced each other; compare and contrast this work with Signac’s 'Lady on the Terrace' according to the following properties:
Which work do you prefer and why?
Define 'still-life' in your own words.
What elements/features make this a 'still-life' scene?
Compose a set of rules or guidelines for executing an 'Impressionist still-life'.
Create your own... Impressionist Still-Life!
Compose a still-life scene using at least one organic and one inorganic object, with contrasting forms, textures, and patterns. Create a number of preparatory studies for the composition, closely examining different aspects of each object, before completing a full still-life inspired by the painting techniques of Pissarro.