A Street in Auvers (Thatched Cottage and Cow) (1880) by Camille Pissarro

A Street in Auvers (Thatched Cottage and Cow) - Camille Pissarro - 1880

Artwork Information

TitleA Street in Auvers (Thatched Cottage and Cow)
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions60 x 73 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About A Street in Auvers (Thatched Cottage and Cow)

The artwork “A Street in Auvers (Thatched Cottage and Cow)” was painted by Camille Pissarro in 1880. This oil on canvas measures 60 by 73 centimeters and embodies the essence of Impressionism, an art movement that was concerned with capturing light and natural forms. As a landscape genre painting, it resides in a private collection. The tranquility and beauty of the rural scene depicted in the artwork emerge from Pissarro’s masterful brushwork and use of color.

The painting portrays a peaceful rural setting, featuring thatched-roof cottages lining a narrow street. A cow and a few figures are present, which presumably provide a glimpse into rural life as seen by the artist. The vividness and texture of the artwork are conveyed through the dappled brushstrokes, a hallmark of the Impressionist technique, suggesting lush vegetation and the play of light across the scene. The soft, yet vibrant color palette enhances the sense of a fleeting moment captured in time. The overall composition invites viewers to step into the serene atmosphere of rural Auvers, as conveyed by Pissarro’s deft hand.

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