Cottages at Auvers, near Pontoise (1879) by Camille Pissarro

Cottages at Auvers, near Pontoise - Camille Pissarro - 1879

Artwork Information

TitleCottages at Auvers, near Pontoise
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Cottages at Auvers, near Pontoise

The artwork “Cottages at Auvers, near Pontoise” was created by the esteemed artist Camille Pissarro in 1879. It is executed in pastel on paper and is considered a landscape painting within the Impressionism movement. The artwork is not on public display, as it resides in a private collection.

The artwork depicts a tranquil rural scene with a focus on several cottages surrounded by lush greenery. The brushwork is loose and vibrant, embodying the Impressionist style that seeks to capture the fleeting effects of light and color. Visible are two cottages with thatched roofs, their facades illuminated by what appears to be the soft light of the sun. In the foreground, a path leads the viewer’s eye towards the structures, with figures near the cottages adding a sense of life and scale to the scene. The natural setting is rendered with energetic strokes of color and varied textures, suggesting the lush foliage and dynamic skies typical of Pissarro’s landscapes. The sense of atmosphere and the artist’s interest in capturing the essence of rural life are very much evident in this piece.

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