Farm at Montfoucault 2 (1874) by Camille Pissarro

Farm at Montfoucault 2 - Camille Pissarro - 1874

Artwork Information

TitleFarm at Montfoucault 2
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationAshmolean Museum, Oxford, UK

About Farm at Montfoucault 2

The artwork “Farm at Montfoucault 2” was created by renowned artist Camille Pissarro in 1874. Executed with oil on canvas, it stands as a testament to the Impressionist movement, of which Pissarro was a significant figure. This landscape painting is currently housed in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, UK, where it continues to be an exemplar of the genre and a reflection of the aesthetic principles of Impressionism.

In “Farm at Montfoucault 2”, Pissarro captures a serene, snow-covered rural setting, likely during the chill of winter. One can observe a collection of farm buildings blanketed by a gentle layer of snow, with their details softened by the Impressionist style. The color palette is restrained, dominated by whites and cool grays, punctuated occasionally by warmer tones that suggest the presence of life and activity within this tranquil environment. In the foreground, there appears to be a figure accompanied by animals, animating the scene and providing a sense of scale and daily life. The subtle interplay of light and shadow, a hallmark of Pissarro’s work, contributes to the overall sense of realism tempered by a painterly quality that invites the viewer to engage with the impression of the moment rather than its exact reproduction.

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