Eragny, Sunset (1890) by Camille Pissarro

Eragny, Sunset - Camille Pissarro - 1890

Artwork Information

TitleEragny, Sunset
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Eragny, Sunset

The artwork “Eragny, Sunset” is a creation by the esteemed artist Camille Pissarro, dated to the year 1890. Pissarro utilized watercolor on paper to execute this piece, which is a quintessential representation of the Impressionist movement. Depicting a landscape, the painting currently resides within a private collection.

The artwork itself radiates the ephemeral qualities of light and color that are hallmarks of Impressionist technique. It captures a serene moment at dusk, with soft hues permeating the sky as daylight slowly wanes. A warm orange glow at the horizon meets the cool blues and delicate violets above, suggesting the fading embers of the setting sun. Below this display, the land is hinted at with gentle brushstrokes and a subdued palette of greens and earth tones, communicating the tranquil expanse of the countryside. The upper portion of the artwork, dominated by the vast sky, shows a masterful gradient of colors blending into one another and almost dissolving into the white of the paper, a testament to the subtlety and skill of Pissarro’s watercolor techniques. Overall, the painting exudes a sense of peace and natural splendor, capturing a fleeting moment through an Impressionist lens.

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