Autumn, Poplars (1894) by Camille Pissarro

Autumn, Poplars - Camille Pissarro - 1894

Artwork Information

TitleAutumn, Poplars
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions102.8 x 81.9 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationDenver Art Museum (DAM), Denver, CO, US

About Autumn, Poplars

The artwork titled “Autumn, Poplars” is a creation by the esteemed artist Camille Pissarro, completed in the year 1894. This oil on canvas measures 102.8 by 81.9 centimeters and is held within the collection of the Denver Art Museum (DAM) in Denver, Colorado, United States. Pissarro’s painting is an exemplary piece of the Impressionist movement, a genre known for its expression of light and color to capture moments and sensations. As a landscape, “Autumn, Poplars” reflects the artist’s interest in rural scenes and natural settings.

The artwork encapsulates the essence of a seasonal transition with a cluster of tall poplar trees that dominate the scene. Their leaves, painted with a spectrum of warm autumnal hues, from golden yellow to deep orange, contrast with the cool blue of the sky, which seems to hint at the approach of winter. Pissarro employs characteristic Impressionist techniques, with visible brushstrokes that blend colors and invoke a sense of the fleeting moment. A dynamic texture is achieved through the dappled light and shade, lending a vivacious quality to the foliage and the understory of the woods. The painting exudes the tranquility of a countryside in autumn while embracing the Impressionist fixation on the interplay of natural light with the environment. Through Pissarro’s artistry, viewers are invited to experience the picturesque charm of an autumn landscape, where the vividly painted leaves almost seem to rustle in the crisp air.

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