February, Sunrise, Bazincourt (1893) by Camille Pissarro

February, Sunrise, Bazincourt - Camille Pissarro - 1893

Artwork Information

TitleFebruary, Sunrise, Bazincourt
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions65.5 x 81.9 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationKröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

About February, Sunrise, Bazincourt

The artwork titled “February, Sunrise, Bazincourt” is an oil on canvas painting by the artist Camille Pissarro, dated to 1893. It exemplifies the Impressionist movement, depicting a landscape genre scene. The artwork measures 65.5 x 81.9 cm and is presently housed at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands.

The painting captures an early morning moment in the village of Bazincourt, enveloped in a gentle light of sunrise. Subtle, fleeting effects of light and atmosphere are rendered through Pissarro’s dexterous brushwork, characteristic of the Impressionist style. One can observe a patchwork of fields leading to the houses nestled amidst trees, with a church spire rising in the background, providing a focal point within the village framework. The delicate interplay of winter hues suggests the cold yet serene essence of a February morning. The foreground is dominated by the earthy tones of the soil and bare trees, adding depth and a sense of immediacy to the viewer’s perspective. This artwork stands as a testament to Pissarro’s fascination with the rural French landscape and his mastery of capturing its variegated moods.

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