Landscape at Chaponval (1880) by Camille Pissarro

Landscape at Chaponval - Camille Pissarro - 1880

Artwork Information

TitleLandscape at Chaponval
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions65 x 54.5 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris, France

About Landscape at Chaponval

The artwork, “Landscape at Chaponval,” was created by the artist Camille Pissarro in 1880. This oil on canvas painting is a notable work within the Impressionism art movement and measures 65 by 54.5 centimeters. It can be categorized as a landscape genre and is presently housed at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France.

“Landscape at Chaponval” by Pissarro presents a rural vista imbued with the transient qualities of light and atmosphere that are characteristic of Impressionist painting. In the forefront, one observes a figure standing beside a haystack, giving a sense of scale and human presence within the natural environment. The viewer’s eye is drawn across a verdant field dotted with bushes and trees to a cluster of houses nestled at the foot of rolling hills. The loose brushwork and the vibrant play of sunlight and shadow upon the terrain illustrate the artist’s interest in capturing the momentary effects of light rather than the precise details of the landscape. The lush greenery, varied textures of the foliage, and the softly modeled clouds in the luminous sky contribute to the artwork’s overall sense of harmony and calmness.

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