Hoarfrost (1873) by Camille Pissarro

Hoarfrost - Camille Pissarro - 1873

Artwork Information

ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions65 x 93 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris, France

About Hoarfrost

“Hoarfrost” is an oil on canvas painting by artist Camille Pissarro, created in 1873. As a piece characteristic of the Impressionism movement, its dimensions are 65 by 93 centimeters. The artwork falls under the landscape genre and is housed in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France.

This impressionistic painting captures a rural scene blanketed by hoarfrost, where the chill of winter translates into a muted yet rich palette of colors. A sense of crisp coldness is conveyed through the skilled use of blue and white tones, reflecting the frosty environment. The landscape features bare, scattered trees and a rough terrain of plowed fields, suggesting agricultural life. Amidst this serene natural setting, a solitary figure is depicted, possibly going about their daily rural tasks, emphasizing the quiet, everyday aspects of life that Pissarro often celebrated in his work. The sky is rendered with loose, expressive brushstrokes typical of the Impressionist style, allowing for an atmospheric quality that likely aimed to capture the transient light and conditions of the moment.

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