Eugene Murer at His Pastry Oven (1877) by Camille Pissarro

Eugene Murer at His Pastry Oven - Camille Pissarro - 1877

Artwork Information

TitleEugene Murer at His Pastry Oven
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions88 x 65 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Eugene Murer at His Pastry Oven

The artwork “Eugene Murer at His Pastry Oven” was created by the artist Camille Pissarro in the year 1877. It is a pastel on paper, standing as an exemplary piece within the Impressionism movement. The genre painting measures 88 x 65 cm and is currently held in a private collection. This piece captures a moment in the daily life of Eugene Murer, a figure Pissarro found worthy of immortalizing through his artwork.

The artwork depicts the figure of Eugene Murer intently working at his pastry oven. The light from the oven casts a warm glow upon the scene, brilliantly capturing the heat and intensity of the baking environment. Murer’s face is concentrated and partially in shadow, emphasizing the focus and skill involved in his craft. His body is bent slightly forward, with his arms extended toward the oven, illustrating the physical nature of his labor. The background is dark and indistinct, allowing the viewer’s attention to remain fixed on the subject and the luminosity of the oven. Pissarro’s use of pastels creates a textured and vibrant quality, typical of the Impressionist style, which seeks to render the play of light and its transient effects on the subjects depicted in everyday scenes.

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