Jeanne Reading (1899) by Camille Pissarro

Jeanne Reading - Camille Pissarro - 1899

Artwork Information

TitleJeanne Reading
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions56 x 67 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Jeanne Reading

The artwork “Jeanne Reading” is a captivating oil on canvas painting by Camille Pissarro, a renowned artist affiliated with the Impressionist movement. This piece was created in the year 1899 and measures 56 x 67 cm. It falls under the genre of portraiture and is currently held in a private collection.

In “Jeanne Reading,” the artist has depicted a woman engrossed in reading a book. The subject is positioned comfortably on a richly upholstered red sofa, with her body slightly turned toward the viewer. The interior setting is illumined by natural light, suggesting a peaceful moment of solitude and intellectual engagement within a domestic space. The Impressionist style is evident in the loose brushwork, the interplay of light and shadow, and the vibrant color palette used to capture the scene. The textures, especially of the sofa and the patterned carpet, are rendered with quick, dappled strokes, characteristic of Pissarro’s approach to painting. Pissarro’s skillful portrayal not only encapsulates the tranquility of the moment but also conveys a sense of the subject’s inner life and the intimate act of reading.

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