Eragny (1890) by Camille Pissarro

Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1890

Artwork Information

ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Eragny

The artwork titled “Eragny” was painted by the artist Camille Pissarro in the year 1890. Employing the medium of watercolor on paper, Pissarro produced a landscape that encapsulates the essence of the Impressionist movement. This piece of art, which is currently housed in a private collection, reflects the Impressionist fascination with light, color, and the transient nature of everyday scenes.

The artwork presents a subtle, light-infused view of a rural landscape. The foreground is dominated by a broad road that recedes towards a horizon lined with cozy, red-roofed houses and a suggestion of greenery beyond. The use of watercolor allows for a blend of hues that suggest the lushness of vegetation with a series of delicate brushstrokes. To the left, a row of trees heavy with foliage bends gently over a fence, providing a sense of depth and movement. The predominantly earthy and muted palette, punctuated by the touches of red from the buildings in the distance, conveys the warm, ephemeral qualities typical of an Impressionist scene. The sky is depicted with a light wash, hinting at a spacious atmosphere, while the precision of the houses and structures in the distance balances the composition. The artist’s signature can be discerned at the bottom left of the artwork, providing a testament to the authenticity and origin of this serene vista.

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