Landscape with Flooded Fields (1873) by Camille Pissarro

Landscape with Flooded Fields - Camille Pissarro - 1873

Artwork Information

TitleLandscape with Flooded Fields
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationWadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, US

About Landscape with Flooded Fields

“Landscape with Flooded Fields,” crafted by Camille Pissarro in 1873, is an oil on canvas artwork that exemplifies the Impressionist movement. Currently, it resides at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. This landscape genre piece captures the ambiance and environmental conditions with Pissarro’s distinct brushwork and color palette.

The artwork displays a rural landscape dominated by expansive flooded fields, likely the aftermath of heavy rains. The foreground features bare trees with delicate, thin branches that branch out against the sky, reflecting in the still water below, hinting at the tranquility after the storm. One can observe fence posts partially submerged, adding to the sense of water’s engulfment of the land. In the background, a mixture of farm buildings and trees line the horizon, with hints of red and white that may indicate the presence of human habitation amidst the natural scene. The sky, comprised of blues and whites with the soft grays of lingering clouds, conveys a sense of clearing weather, adding to the drama of nature’s power and beauty. Birds can be seen in flight on the upper left side of the artwork, perhaps returning to the scene as the flood waters start to recede. Collectively, the artwork is a testament to Pissarro’s ability to portray the subtle interplay of light, color, and the effects of weather within the sphere of the ordinary landscape.

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