Landscape at Louveciennes (c.1869) by Camille Pissarro

Landscape at Louveciennes - Camille Pissarro - c.1869

Artwork Information

TitleLandscape at Louveciennes
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Landscape at Louveciennes

The artwork “Landscape at Louveciennes” was created by the artist Camille Pissarro circa 1869. Executed in pastel on paper, this piece is recognized as part of the Realism movement. The genre of the artwork is landscape, and it currently resides in a private collection.

The artwork presents a serene countryside scene, capturing the essence of rural life with a tranquil and direct approach characteristic of the Realist style. The composition features a tall, narrow tree in the foreground, rising vertically as a dominant element that anchors the viewer’s gaze. To the right, a cluster of dense foliage partially obscures the view of a white house, which appears nestled among the trees. The scene is likely to depict a typical day at Louveciennes, with a soft, overcast sky that hints at the changing light of an early morning or a dusky evening. The color palette is restrained yet harmonious, consisting of earthy greens, browns, and muted blues, which together evoke a sense of calmness and the beauty of the natural landscape. Pissarro’s deft handling of pastel has allowed him to create a textured and atmospheric impression of the countryside, demonstrating his skill in conveying mood and setting through his chosen medium.

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