Ducks on the Pond at Montfoucault (c.1874) by Camille Pissarro

Ducks on the Pond at Montfoucault - Camille Pissarro - c.1874

Artwork Information

TitleDucks on the Pond at Montfoucault
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions46 x 55 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Ducks on the Pond at Montfoucault

The artwork “Ducks on the Pond at Montfoucault” by Camille Pissarro is a genre painting created circa 1874. This oil on canvas piece measures 46 by 55 centimeters and is representative of the Impressionist movement. The original is presently held in a private collection.

The artwork depicts a serene rural scene, with ducks leisurely swimming on a pond. The body of water is surrounded by lush greenery and trees, rendered with the quick, expressive brushstrokes characteristic of Impressionism. In the foreground, on the left, a figure in a blue dress, presumably a woman, is seen sitting by the pond’s edge, observing the ducks. The sky above presents itself in a soft array of blues and whites, indicative of a calm day. Pissarro’s use of light and shadow captures the transient effects of natural light, a hallmark of the Impressionist style. Overall, the painting emanates a peaceful, bucolic atmosphere, inviting viewers into a moment of tranquil observation alongside the figure by the water.

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