Six centuries of artistic creation
Jean-Baptiste Pillement takes full advantage of the expressive resources of nature, carefully observed, capturing the physical atmosphere of the place and the bucolic tranquillity of the various groups of figures. His qualities as a colourist stand out for the range of multiple shades of green and blue that extend the landscape to the horizon or the tiny white brush strokes he applies to his figures as little flickers of light, which he himself defined as "le picant du clair obscur". Pillement belongs to a generation of painters who were already interested in plein air painting, at the time without great technical means to do so, and who laid the groundwork for the naturalistic values of the next century for the way in which he would look at the landscape as a whole and consider it as a painting theme in itself, generating feelings and emotions.
| Oil on canvas, 59 x 88 cm
| GUIMARÃES. Ducal Palace of the Bragança