Children in a Garden at Eragny (1892) by Camille Pissarro

Children in a Garden at Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1892

Artwork Information

TitleChildren in a Garden at Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions58 x 71 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Children in a Garden at Eragny

“Children in a Garden at Eragny,” an artwork by Camille Pissarro, was created in 1892. This piece is an oil painting on canvas, measuring 58 x 71 cm, and is currently held in a private collection. As an exemplar of Impressionism, a movement known for its loose brushwork and interest in the effects of light, this genre painting depicts a casual outdoor scene, chronicling everyday life with a vibrant immediacy.

The artwork captures a serene moment in a lush garden setting. Two children are seated at a simple wooden table, engaged in an activity that appears to be drawing or reading. Their bodies are relaxed, and they are fully absorbed in their task, symbolizing peace and the innocence of youth. The garden is rich with a variety of verdant foliage, indicating the flourishing life and natural beauty of Eragny, where Pissarro lived and worked for many years. The dappled sunlight filters through the leaves, creating a patchwork of light and shadow on the ground and across the figures, an effect Impressionsit artists like Pissarro often sought to represent. The visible brush strokes and vivid color palette are characteristic of the Impressionist technique, aiming to capture the fleeting qualities of light and atmosphere.

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