Flood, Twilight Effect, Eragny (1893) by Camille Pissarro

Flood, Twilight Effect, Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1893

Artwork Information

TitleFlood, Twilight Effect, Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions65 x 54 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Flood, Twilight Effect, Eragny

The artwork titled “Flood, Twilight Effect, Eragny” is an Impressionist oil on canvas painting by Camille Pissarro, crafted in 1893. The piece measures 65 by 54 centimeters and is categorized as a landscape genre. Currently, the artwork is held within a private collection.

In this serene depiction, the viewer is presented with a bucolic scene under a waning sky, signifying the arrival of twilight. The foreground of the artwork is dominated by a vibrant green pasture, interrupted by a brick structure that recedes towards the left. A wooden fence can also be observed, segregating the pasture from the immediate household grounds. Bare slender trees speckle the middle ground, their leafless branches betraying the season, while reflections in the floodwaters suggest recent rainfall or the overflow of a nearby water body.

The background reveals a loose array of rural dwellings, a church spire, and scattered vegetation, rendered with quick brushstrokes characteristic of Impressionism. This technique captures the fleeting effects of light and color, seemingly dancing across the water’s surface and the sky filled with textured strokes of mauve and yellow, implying the setting sun’s fading glow.

The entire scene is imbued with a sense of tranquil harmony, despite the encroachment of water upon the land, portraying a moment of natural beauty as day cedes to the gentle encroach of evening.

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