Lane of Apple Trees near Osny, Pontoise (1874) by Camille Pissarro

Lane of Apple Trees near Osny, Pontoise - Camille Pissarro - 1874

Artwork Information

TitleLane of Apple Trees near Osny, Pontoise
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions53.98 x 73 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Lane of Apple Trees near Osny, Pontoise

The artwork titled “Lane of Apple Trees near Osny, Pontoise” is an exquisite piece crafted by the renowned artist Camille Pissarro in 1874. As an oil on canvas painting, it reflects the Impressionist movement’s distinct approach to capturing the essence of the natural world. Measuring 53.98 by 73 cm, this landscape genre piece is presently held in a private collection.

The artwork is a bucolic portrayal with gentle yet vivid brushstrokes typical of the Impressionist style, depicting a rural setting where a lane is lined with robust, leafy apple trees. The trees’ forms are rendered with a loose, painterly touch, suggesting a movement swayed by a light breeze. A peaceful ambience prevails throughout the landscape as the sky, suffused with light tones of blue and yellow, conveys the atmospheric conditions of the moment depicted. Down the center of the composition runs a dirt road upon which figures are observed in mid-passage, providing a sense of scale and life to the scene. The trees’ gnarled branches stand in stark contrast to the sky, creating interplays of light and shadow, while the verdant grass hints at the fruitful land in the periphery. Every element within the artwork embodies the fleeting qualities of light and time characteristic of the Impressionist movement, inviting the viewer into a tranquil, yet ephemeral, moment in the countryside.

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