Enclosed Field at Eragny (1896) by Camille Pissarro

Enclosed Field at Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1896

Artwork Information

TitleEnclosed Field at Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Enclosed Field at Eragny

“Enclosed Field at Eragny” is an evocative oil on canvas artwork crafted by the acclaimed artist Camille Pissarro in the year 1896. This particular piece stands as an exemplar of the Impressionism movement, known for its emphasis on light and its transient effects on the landscape—a genre in which Pissarro excelled. The artwork emanates Pissarro’s fascination with the natural world and is currently housed within a private collection.

The artwork captures a rustic and serene landscape that is suffused with a warm, dappled light, indicative of an Impressionist handling of tone and atmosphere. It depicts an idyllic rural scene at Eragny, with several trees occupying the foreground, their foliage rendered in various shades of green and yellow, suggesting the play of light through leaves. Central to the scene are the hay stacks and the figures of rural workers; their forms are somewhat indistinct, blending harmoniously with the environment, a testament to Pissarro’s skillful use of color and texture to unify the composition. The expanse of the field extends into the background, enveloped in a vibrant palette that evokes the richness of the countryside. The overall effect is one of tranquility and natural beauty, masterfully conveyed through Pissarro’s impressionistic brushwork.

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