Chestnut Trees at Louveciennes (1872) by Camille Pissarro

Chestnut Trees at Louveciennes - Camille Pissarro - 1872

Artwork Information

TitleChestnut Trees at Louveciennes
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Chestnut Trees at Louveciennes

The artwork “Chestnut Trees at Louveciennes” was created by Camille Pissarro in 1872. This oil on canvas painting belongs to the Impressionist movement, a genre known for its depiction of natural light and candid postures. As a landscape, it reflects Pissarro’s interest in rural scenes. Currently, the painting is held in a private collection.

In the painting, we see a scene dominated by the strong verticals of chestnut trees, their bare branches intertwining with each other against a soft winter sky. There’s a sense of peacefulness conveyed by the muted color palette and the depiction of light playing across the landscape and the tree trunks. Gentle shadows are cast upon the undulating ground, a testament to the artist’s concern with the truthful rendering of natural light. Small figures can be seen in the background, with a house nestled amidst the trees. Pissarro’s brushstrokes are quick and dappled, capturing the transient effects of light rather than delving into minute detail, which is characteristic of the Impressionist style.

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