House on a Cliff (c.1883) by Camille Pissarro

House on a Cliff - Camille Pissarro - c.1883

Artwork Information

TitleHouse on a Cliff
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About House on a Cliff

The artwork titled “House on a Cliff” was painted by Camille Pissarro around 1883. This landscape piece is part of the Impressionist art movement and is currently held in a private collection. Pissarro’s work reflects the transient effects of light and color that are characteristic of Impressionism, depicting everyday scenes in an innovative fashion.

The artwork depicts a solitary house perched upon a cliff. A narrow, winding path, bordered by lush greenery, leads up to the dwelling. The house itself is rendered in muted earth tones with a distinctive red roof that stands out amidst its surroundings. The background portrays a calm sea, with gentle strokes of color suggesting the presence of sailing boats on the horizon. Fluffy, white clouds scattered in the pale blue sky above add a sense of tranquility to the scene. The painter’s initials, “C.P.,” can be seen at the bottom of the artwork, adding a personal touch to the composition. The impressionist style is evident in the loose brushwork and the play of light and shadow, capturing a moment in nature with a sense of immediacy and intimacy.

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