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Seurat shared his ideas with other artists. Camille Pissarro was one of the first artists to try this new way of painting and this picture was shown alongside Seurat’s paintings at the last Impressionist exhibition.

Lots of Impressionist painters did not like this new style and would not allow their paintings to be shown in the same exhibition.

  • Zoom in to see the small, visible brushstrokes. What happens when you zoom out?
  • What do you think is making the shadow at the front of the artwork?
Danish/French 1830–1903
Peasant’s houses, Éragny 1887
(Maisons de paysans, Éragny La Chaumière)
oil on canvas
59.0 x 71.7 cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Purchased 1935 (6326)
Photo: Jenni Carter