Cowgirl, Eragny (1887) by Camille Pissarro

Cowgirl, Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1887

Artwork Information

TitleCowgirl, Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions54 x 65 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Cowgirl, Eragny

The artwork titled “Cowgirl, Eragny” was rendered by the acclaimed artist Camille Pissarro in the year 1887. It is a fine representation of the Impressionist movement, which Pissarro actively contributed to. The piece measures 54 by 65 centimeters and falls within the portrait genre. Currently, it is held in a private collection, indicating that the work is not on public display.

In the artwork, a tranquil outdoor scene is depicted, with a female figure seated at the base of a tree. She is dressed in a simple, traditional rural attire and seems to be engaging in a leisurely activity, possibly knitting. The color palette is vibrant, with a rich tapestry of greens, yellows, and blues dominating the composition, a hallmark of Impressionist artwork, which emphasizes the natural play of light and movement. The brushwork appears loose and expressive, which allows the scene a sense of immediacy and the outdoors’ dynamic atmosphere. In the background, one can see distant figures of cows, harmoniously integrated into the landscape, contributing to the pastoral charm of the scene. Pissarro’s skill in capturing the essence of rural life and the beauty of nature is evident in the idyllic and peaceful character of the piece.

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