An Apple Tree at Eragny (c.1887) by Camille Pissarro

An Apple Tree at Eragny - Camille Pissarro - c.1887

Artwork Information

TitleAn Apple Tree at Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About An Apple Tree at Eragny

“An Apple Tree at Eragny” is an exquisite specimen of Impressionist art painted by Camille Pissarro around the year 1887. The medium utilized for this piece is oil on panel, and the artwork belongs to the landscape genre, undoubtedly reflective of the Impressionist movement’s entrancement with the natural world. At present, this work is housed within the walls of a private collection, secluded from the public gaze.

The artwork presents a rustic tableau set in the dappled light of a serene countryside. At the composition’s heart stands a robust apple tree, its gnarled branches spreading out as if to embrace the sky. The foliage is captured in a burst of color, with touches of white suggestive of blossoms or the crisp sheen of sunlight. Below, the earth is carpeted with a mosaic of verdant tones, peppered with the hues of wildflowers and the varied textures of grass.

Pissarro’s brushwork is energetic and vivid, creating a play of light and shade which brings a pulsing vitality to the pastoral scene. The sky, a pale tapestry overhead, is streaked with subtle grays and blues, implying a vast expanse above the blossoming life below. In the distance, hints of cultivation and habitation mesh seamlessly with the uncultivated land, a testament to the harmonious existence between man and nature so often celebrated by the artist. The overall effect is one of tranquility and the genuine enjoyment of a moment of peaceful coexistence within the natural world, a motif deeply ingrained in the ethos of Impressionism.

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