Van Gogh Museum gets 2 Pissaros

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Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum has bought two works by Camille Pissaro 1831 – 1903. The French painter had a profound influence on his contemporary Vincent van Gogh, especially concerning the use of bright colours.

The two new additions to the museum’s collection are Pissaro’s Haymaking, Éragny and his Cowgirl in Morning Sun. Both were painted in 1887.

“These two new works allow us to show an important link in Van Gogh’s experiments with colour and technique,” a museum spokesperson explained. The cost of the acquisition has not been made public but was made possible by donations including from the Rembrandt Association and the Claude Monet Fund.

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