Goose Girl (c.1890) by Camille Pissarro

Goose Girl - Camille Pissarro - c.1890

Artwork Information

TitleGoose Girl
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Goose Girl

The artwork titled “Goose Girl” is a genre painting by the artist Camille Pissarro, dating from approximately 1890. It belongs to the Impressionist art movement and is currently housed within a private collection. This piece exemplifies the Impressionist style with its vibrant, dappled brushwork and interest in natural light and everyday scenes.

Within the artwork, Pissarro presents a bucolic landscape under an expansive, luminous sky. A young girl occupies the foreground, anchoring the composition. She is positioned to the left, her body turned away from the viewer, as she gazes into the distance across a field. Her posture and attire, consisting of a simple dress and apron, as well as her proximity to the flock, suggest her role as a tender of the geese.

Pissarro’s brushstrokes capture the essence of the outdoor setting with a diverse palette, and the figures — both human and avian — are rendered with a blend of detail and looseness that encourages the eye to move through the textured greenery and the reflecting water where geese bathe and dabble. The artist’s skillful use of light and color create a sense of vitality and transience, hallmarks of the Impressionist movement’s fascination with capturing fleeting moments in time.

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