Boulevard Montmartre Rainy Weather, Afternoon (1897) by Camille Pissarro

Boulevard Montmartre Rainy Weather, Afternoon - Camille Pissarro - 1897

Artwork Information

TitleBoulevard Montmartre Rainy Weather, Afternoon
ArtistCamille Pissarro
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions52.5 x 66 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Boulevard Montmartre Rainy Weather, Afternoon

“Boulevard Montmartre Rainy Weather, Afternoon” is a notable artwork by the artist Camille Pissarro, completed in the year 1897. The medium used for this piece is oil on canvas, and it is rendered in the Impressionist style, characteristic of Pissarro’s work from this period. The dimensions of the artwork are 52.5 by 66 centimeters, depicting a cityscape genre. Currently, this painting is held in a private collection.

The artwork captures a dynamic and atmospheric view of the Boulevard Montmartre in Paris on a rainy afternoon. The street is bustling with activity; the muted tones of the city buildings and the wet pavement reflect the overcast sky. Though the figures are rendered with swift brushstrokes that capture the essence of the movement and moment rather than detailed representations, one can discern the hurried pace of people with umbrellas, carriages, and the comings and goings of daily life. The trees lining the boulevard sport the sparse foliage of early spring, with their branches creating patterns against the backdrop of hazy, grey sky.

Characteristic of the Impressionist movement, Pissarro has expertly used light and color to convey the rainy ambiance through his loose and expressive brushwork. The artwork blurs the line between realism and abstraction, inviting the viewer to experience the weather and the mood of the cityscape through Pissarro’s eyes.

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