Cowherd in a Field at Eragny (1890) by Camille Pissarro

Cowherd in a Field at Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1890

Artwork Information

TitleCowherd in a Field at Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions38 x 46.5 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Cowherd in a Field at Eragny

The artwork titled “Cowherd in a Field at Eragny” is an oil on canvas painting by the artist Camille Pissarro, created in 1890. It is a piece that exemplifies the Impressionism movement, measuring 38 x 46.5 cm. Classified as a genre painting, it portrays a rural scene and is currently held in a private collection.

The artwork illustrates a bucolic landscape illuminated by a soft, diffused light, which is characteristic of the Impressionist style, emphasizing the transient effects of light and atmosphere. A cowherd is shown amidst a field in Eragny, surrounded by a modest herd of cows. Pissarro’s brushwork is loose and expressive, allowing the colors and forms to blend at a distance, enhancing the impression of a fleeting moment captured in time. In the background, Pissarro has included the suggestion of a village, indicated by a spire that pierces the skyline, while trees and vegetation frame the pastoral setting. The color palette is rich with greens, yellows, and earthy tones, contributing to a sense of harmony with nature. The inclusion of the figure and livestock grounds the viewer in the serene, everyday life of the countryside. Overall, the artwork is a testament to Pissarro’s ability to convey the beauty of the rural French landscape through his Impressionist vision.

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