London, St. Paul’s Cathedral (1890) by Camille Pissarro

London, St. Paul's Cathedral - Camille Pissarro - 1890

Artwork Information

TitleLondon, St. Paul's Cathedral
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About London, St. Paul's Cathedral

The artwork “London, St. Paul’s Cathedral” was created by Camille Pissarro in 1890. The piece is a watercolor on paper and is characteristic of the Impressionist movement, to which Pissarro contributed significantly. As a cityscape, the artwork captures a vibrant scene of London, and as of my last update, it is held in a private collection.

In this watercolor painting by Pissarro, the iconic dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral dominates the skyline. The composition features a sweeping view of the Thames, with the riverfront and boats creating a bustling foreground. The use of light and color are typical of the Impressioist style, aiming to capture the atmosphere and essence of the scene. The naturalistic rendering of light and shadow, the movement of people and elements of the city, and the seemingly spontaneous brushwork all contribute to the liveliness and immediacy of the piece. There’s a sense of everyday life continuing beside the grandeur of the Cathedral, with individuals going about their business and the river traffic adding a dynamic element to the composition.

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