Eragny Landscape, Le Pre (1897) by Camille Pissarro

Eragny Landscape, Le Pre - Camille Pissarro - 1897

Artwork Information

TitleEragny Landscape, Le Pre
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Eragny Landscape, Le Pre

The artwork titled “Eragny Landscape, Le Pre,” created by the eminent artist Camille Pissarro in 1897, exemplifies the Impressionist movement through its use of oil on canvas. The painting depicts a landscape scene and currently resides in a private collection, remaining as a testament to Pissarro’s exploration of the natural world through his distinctively light and expressive brushwork.

This particular artwork captures a serene rural landscape with soft, diffuse light that appears to filter through the clouds, imbuing the scene with a tranquil atmosphere. In the foreground, one can observe a figure engaged in an agricultural activity, offering a glimpse of rural life. The central tree stands as a focal point, with its leaves finely outlined against a subtly varied sky that showcases Pissarro’s talent for portraying natural light and atmospheric conditions. The field beyond is rendered in a spectrum of green tones, with thoughtful dabs of color suggesting flowers or crops, while the structures in the distance lend a sense of human presence without dominating the scene. The authentic portrayal of everyday life and meticulous attention to the nuanced play of natural light are hallmarks of Impressionist artwork, as demonstrated in this serene depiction of the countryside.

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