Afternoon in Eragny grey weather (1900) by Camille Pissarro

Afternoon in Eragny grey weather - Camille Pissarro - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleAfternoon in Eragny grey weather
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Date1900
Mediumoil,canvas
Art MovementImpressionism

About Afternoon in Eragny grey weather

“Afternoon in Eragny grey weather” is an artwork by Camille Pissarro, created in the year 1900 using oil on canvas. This piece exemplifies the Impressionist movement and is categorized within the landscape genre. The artist’s keen observation of light and his portrayal of the natural environment are reflective of the tenets of Impressionism, a movement characterized by the desire to capture the ephemeral effects of light and atmosphere.

The artwork depicts a modest rural landscape near the village of √Čragny, where Pissarro spent the latter part of his life. It is characterized by loose brushwork and a muted colour palette, conveying the overcast conditions suggested by the work’s title. The composition features a series of trees peppered across a grassy field, where the play of light and shadow subtly defines the foliage and the ground. In the background, hints of habitation can be observed, possibly farm buildings or cottages, which gently recede into the soft, grey sky that dominates much of the upper canvas. The overall sensation is one of tranquil existence, with Pissarro capturing the quiet beauty of the French countryside under a veil of diffuse light.

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