Haymaking in Eragny (1901) by Camille Pissarro

Haymaking in Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1901

Artwork Information

TitleHaymaking in Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Haymaking in Eragny

The artwork “Haymaking in Eragny” by Camille Pissarro, created in 1901, is an exemplar of the Impressionist movement and belongs to the genre painting category. It is currently held in a private collection and captures a scene of rural labor set in Eragny.

The painting vividly depicts a group of peasants engaged in the traditional task of haymaking. Several figures, predominantly women, are represented in the midst of this agricultural endeavor, each absorbed in their work. The scene unfolds in an open field adorned with lush greenery, indicative of a warm, sunlit environment.

Pissarro’s characteristic brushwork is apparent, with loose, vivid strokes and soft edges contributing to a dynamic and atmospheric effect, a technique emblematic of Impressionist art. The spontaneity in the application of paint gives a sense of movement and vitality to the figures and the landscape. The use of vibrant colors heightens the impression of a sunny, bustling countryside scene, while the play of light and shadow reflects the transient moments of daily rural life that the artist sought to capture.

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