A Street in l’Hermitage, Pontoise (c.1874) by Camille Pissarro

A Street in l'Hermitage, Pontoise - Camille Pissarro - c.1874

Artwork Information

TitleA Street in l'Hermitage, Pontoise
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About A Street in l'Hermitage, Pontoise

The artwork entitled “A Street in l’Hermitage, Pontoise” is a creation by the artist Camille Pissarro dating to approximately 1874. This piece of art is executed in pastel on paper, and it exemplifies the Impressionist movement, of which Pissarro was a prominent member. The genre of the artwork is landscape, and it currently resides in a private collection.

In the artwork, Pissarro captures a serene street scene set in l’Hermitage, a neighborhood of Pontoise, with a painterly touch that conveys the mutable effects of light and atmosphere, typical of the Impressionist style. The artwork foregrounds a figure walking down a dirt road, adding a sense of scale and liveliness to the scene. To the left, the side of a white building is visible, while to the right, sits a small house atop a slight rising ground, partitioned from the road by a wall. Pissarro employs a vibrant yet earthy palette of blues, greens, and beiges to construct a dynamic sky and tranquil rural setting. The expressive brushstrokes provide a sense of immediacy and the fleeting quality of the moment, hallmarks of the Impressionist approach to capturing everyday life.

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