Landscape at Eragny, Clear Weather (1890) by Camille Pissarro

Landscape at Eragny, Clear Weather - Camille Pissarro - 1890

Artwork Information

TitleLandscape at Eragny, Clear Weather
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Landscape at Eragny, Clear Weather

The artwork, “Landscape at Eragny, Clear Weather,” is a creation of the renowned artist Camille Pissarro, completed in the year 1890. The medium used for this piece is watercolor on paper, beautifully exemplifying the techniques of the Impressionist movement. As customary for Pissarro’s work, this landscape is part of the genre which captures the natural scenery, and currently, the artwork is held within a private collection, away from public exhibition.

In this artwork, the viewer is presented with a serene pastoral scene, imbued with the tranquil essence of the countryside. The horizon is broad and subtly defined by distant hills, giving a sense of depth and openness to the composition. Pissarro has masterfully rendered the sky with light, gestural brush strokes in varying shades of blue and white, creating an impression of a clear and expansive atmosphere.

At the forefront, one’s attention is drawn to a plowed field with rich, warm tones suggesting the fertility of the earth and the time of year. The field is marked by small dark patches, indicating the tilled soil ready for the sowing of crops. The middle ground reveals soft green meadows punctuated by haystacks, which add a rhythmic structure to the landscape. These haystacks, with their conical shapes and warm hues against the greenery, serve as focal points that guide the eye through the scenery.

A few trees dot the landscape, with one particularly prominent in the right foreground. Its form rises with a sense of vitality against the clear skies, its foliage rendered in short dab-like strokes typical of the Impressionist style, hinting at the movement of leaves in a gentle breeze. Throughout the artwork, Pissarro employs a palette that reflects the natural light and color of the setting, evoking the peace and calmness of a rural setting under clear weather conditions. The scene is one of harmony and natural beauty, emblematic of Pissarro’s work and his contribution to Impressionism.

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