Laundring Women. Eragny sur Eptes (1895) by Camille Pissarro

Laundring Women. Eragny sur Eptes - Camille Pissarro - 1895

Artwork Information

TitleLaundring Women. Eragny sur Eptes
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Laundring Women. Eragny sur Eptes

The artwork titled “Laundring Women. Eragny sur Epte” is a genre painting by the Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, created in the year 1895. It is an exemplar of the Impressionist movement, known for its endeavors to capture the transient effects of light and color. Presently, the painting is held within a private collection.

The artwork captures the bucolic activity of women engaged in laundry against a verdant backdrop. Three women are depicted, harmoniously immersed in their task amidst a backdrop of dappled sunlight filtering through the foliage of a dense grove. The play of light on the figures and the surroundings captures the ephemeral qualities emblematic of Impressionism. The brushwork is loose and expressive, creating a dynamic interplay of light and shadow on the ground and within the water, which contributes to the sensation of a fleeting moment seized onto the canvas. Pissarro’s composition brings the observer into the life of the rural proletariat, showcasing both their labor and the beauty of their environment, elevating the everyday to the realm of art.

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