Apple Tree at Eragny (1884) by Camille Pissarro

Apple Tree at Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1884

Artwork Information

TitleApple Tree at Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Apple Tree at Eragny

The artwork titled “Apple Tree at Eragny” is an oil on canvas painting by the artist Camille Pissarro, created in the year 1884. It exhibits the stylistic traits of Impressionism, a movement known for its loose brushwork and interest in capturing light and atmosphere. Classified as genre painting, the artwork portrays an everyday scene and is currently held in a private collection.

In the artwork, Pissarro presents a serene rural landscape, centralized around a robust apple tree. The tree’s branches, laden with foliage, create a web of dappled light and shade, stretching outward, filling much of the scene. A rural homestead with outbuildings is visible in the background, partially obscured by the tree’s leaf-laden boughs. The naturalistic rendering of the vegetation and the play of light on the grass suggest a breezy day in an orchard. Pissarro’s use of quick, impressionistic brush strokes imbues the work with vibrancy and a sense of fleeting moments in nature. The color palette comprises greens, earthy browns, and spots of red, reflecting the rustic and pastoral subject matter. The artwork encapsulates a moment in time, indicative of Pissarro’s dedication to capturing the everyday essence and beauty of rural life.

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