Bathers 2 (1895) by Camille Pissarro

Bathers 2 - Camille Pissarro - 1895

Artwork Information

TitleBathers 2
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Bathers 2

“Bathers 2” is an oil on canvas work by Camille Pissarro, completed in 1895. This artwork exemplifies the Impressionist movement, a genre known for its depiction of light and its changing qualities, often executed with loose brushwork. As a genre painting, this piece represents scenes and events from everyday life. The artwork is part of a private collection and portrays a pastoral scene in which figures are engaged in the act of bathing in the natural environment.

Upon examining the artwork, we observe a group of women depicted in a serene, bucolic setting. The lush, verdant landscape surrounding the figures is palpable with the play of light and shadow characteristic of Impressionist works. The women’s postures and the act of bathing suggest an intimate moment, set in nature’s embrace. Pissarro’s use of quick brushstrokes and the interplay of natural light create a vivid, dynamic scene. The foliage and water’s surface are captured with dappled colors, conveying the fleeting effects of natural light inherent to the Impressionist technique. The painting exudes an atmosphere of calm and leisure, inviting the viewer to contemplate the peacefulness of the moment captured by the artist.

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