Louveciennes (1872) by Camille Pissarro

Louveciennes - Camille Pissarro - 1872

Artwork Information

ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Louveciennes

“Louveciennes” is a painting by Camille Pissarro created in 1872. The piece is executed in oil on canvas and exemplifies the Impressionism movement. As a landscape genre artwork, it captures the beauty of the natural environment in Louveciennes, a village in France that Pissarro was fond of painting. Currently, the painting is held in a private collection.

The image showcases a serene view of the village of Louveciennes with soft, dappled light casting gentle shadows across the scene. The painting displays loose, expressive brushstrokes characteristic of the Impressionist style, which sought to capture the impression of a moment, particularly the effects of light and color, rather than fine detail. The composition is framed by the strong verticals of the trees to the left and right, with the central perspective leading the viewer’s eye towards the cluster of houses in the background. A figure can be seen walking down the pathway that winds through the scene, suggesting everyday rural life. The sky is depicted with soft clouds, indicating a dynamic weather pattern typical of Pissarro’s outdoor scenes.

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