Landscape at Saint Charles by Camille Pissarro

Landscape at Saint Charles - Camille Pissarro -

Artwork Information

TitleLandscape at Saint Charles
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions29.2 x 19 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Landscape at Saint Charles

The artwork “Landscape at Saint Charles” by Camille Pissarro is executed in pastel on paper and measures 29.2 cm in height by 19 cm in width. The piece is a landscape belonging to the Impressionism movement, and although it is currently held in a private collection, its serene beauty is nonetheless accessible for contemplation through published reproductions.

The artwork depicts a tranquil scene lush with greenery, capturing the serene essence of the natural setting. Pissarro employs loose and gestural strokes that are characteristic of the Impressionistic style, seeking to convey the atmospheric conditions and quality of light at a particular moment. The use of soft pastel colors enriches the visual texture and adds a certain immediacy to the viewer’s experience of the scene. The composition is structured around vertical and horizontal elements that intersect and guide the eye through the image, creating depth and movement within the frame.

A dappled pathway meanders through the central focus of the piece, flanked by tall trees with slender trunks. The foliage is rendered with varying shades of green and strokes of purple and blue, suggesting depth and the play of light through the leaves. The sky is visible through gaps in the canopy, hinting at the time of day and weather conditions. Overall, the artwork exudes a sense of peacefulness and the tranquility of a moment captured in nature, a testament to Pissarro’s profound connection to the rural landscapes that frequently inspired his work.

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