Dieppe, Dunquesne Basin, Low Tide, Sun, Morning (1902) by Camille Pissarro

Dieppe, Dunquesne Basin, Low Tide, Sun, Morning - Camille Pissarro - 1902

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TitleDieppe, Dunquesne Basin, Low Tide, Sun, Morning
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions54 x 65 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris, France

About Dieppe, Dunquesne Basin, Low Tide, Sun, Morning

The artwork “Dieppe, Dunquesne Basin, Low Tide, Sun, Morning” is an oil on canvas painting created by the esteemed artist Camille Pissarro in 1902. This piece is a quintessential example of the Impressionist movement, a genre known for capturing the play of light and the transient nature of reality. Measuring 54 x 65 cm, this cityscape is part of the collection at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France, adding to its prestige and historical significance.

The artwork depicts a serene morning scene at the port of Dieppe, capturing the essence of the bustling harbor at low tide. Sunlight bathes the landscape in a warm glow, illuminating the industrial and urban elements amidst the natural setting. Pissarro’s masterful brushstrokes render movement and atmosphere, making palpable the daily life of the port. In the foreground, idyllic figures and a horse-drawn cart provide a human element, contrasting with the industrial chimneys that punctuate the skyline in the background. The interplay of light, water, and human industry is handled with a finesse that characterizes Pissarro’s place amongst the leading Impressionist painters.

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