Boulevard Montmartre, Sunset (1897) by Camille Pissarro

Boulevard Montmartre, Sunset - Camille Pissarro - 1897

Artwork Information

TitleBoulevard Montmartre, Sunset
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions54 x 65 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Boulevard Montmartre, Sunset

The artwork “Boulevard Montmartre, Sunset” is an oil on canvas piece crafted by the artist Camille Pissarro in 1897. Measuring 54 by 65 centimeters, it is a quintessential cityscape that belongs to the Impressionist movement. Currently, the artwork is housed within a private collection.

The artwork captures a fleeting moment on the bustling streets of Boulevard Montmartre in Paris at sunset. Pissarro masterfully depicts the interplay of light and shadow, a signature characteristic of Impressionism, casting a warm glow on the city’s architecture and the throngs of people moving about. The brushstrokes are brisk and visible, which is indicative of the Impressionist style, adding a sense of vibrancy and movement to the scene. Trees line the boulevard, their leaves transitioning into autumnal hues, while the sky above hints at the closing of the day with soft touches of peach and blue. Various modes of transportation from that era, including horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians, populate the street, creating a dynamic and lively urban landscape. This work is a testament to Pissarro’s skill in capturing the essence of modern life in Paris at the turn of the 20th century.

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