Avenue de l’Opera Morning Sunshine (1898) by Camille Pissarro

Avenue de l'Opera Morning Sunshine - Camille Pissarro - 1898

Artwork Information

TitleAvenue de l'Opera Morning Sunshine
ArtistCamille Pissarro
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions65 x 81 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPhiladelphia Museum of Art

About Avenue de l'Opera Morning Sunshine

Camille Pissarro’s Avenue De l’Opéra: Morning Sunshine is a landscape-style painting featuring the busy street of Opera Avenue in Paris, France. The oil on canvas artwork was completed in 1898, and can be found in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The painting captures the active morning sunlight on the crowded street with a masterful use of vivid colors and layered brushstrokes. The scene captures daily life at its fullest with people, carriages, and buildings engulfed in sunlight while creating strong contrasts against their dark shadows. Rated 461 out of 1636 items, this painting is a colorful showcase of Pissarro’s Impressionist style artistry.

The viewer can almost feel the bustling energy of the day presented on this artwork that struck such a resonating chord with critics and aficionados alike. While Avenue De L’Opéra: Morning Sunshine masterfully captures the essence of daily hustle and bustle in this vibrant city destination, Pissarro’s other artwork Avenue De L’Opera, Place Du Theatre Francais: Misty Weather from 1898 also portrays another side to this same iconic location in all its misty glory, full of muted colors and lonely scenes. Through both works, it is easy to appreciate why Camille Pissarro left behind such an impactful mark as an artist.

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