Louviciennes (c.1870) by Camille Pissarro

Louviciennes - Camille Pissarro - c.1870

Artwork Information

ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions43.2 x 30.4 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Louviciennes

The artwork “Louviciennes,” created by the artist Camille Pissarro circa 1870, is an oil on canvas belonging to the Impressionist movement. The landscape painting measures 43.2 by 30.4 centimeters and is presently housed in a private collection. Its significance lies in its embodiment of the Impressionist style, characterized by a focus on light and color, as well as depictions of contemporary life.

In the artwork, one observes a bucolic scene depicting a rural landscape near Louviciennes, a village in France that was frequently captured by Impressionist artists. A row of trees lines a dirt path that recedes into the middle distance, leading the viewer’s eye through the composition. Tall, slender trees dominate the right side of the canvas, their foliage expressed with quick, light brushstrokes indicative of the Impressionist style. The sky, rendered in pale blues and wispy clouds, conveys a sense of a fleeting moment, a hallmark of the movement’s desire to capture the ephemeral qualities of light.

Figures are situated along the path, a shepherd and his flock, perhaps, giving a sense of scale and everyday life to the scene. The low horizon line allows a generous portion of the canvas to be dedicated to the sky, emphasizing the atmospheric conditions of the moment. The painting exudes a tranquil atmosphere, with soft greens, earthy browns, and subtle shadows playing across the ground. The work’s composition, use of color, and light brushwork all demonstrate Pissarro’s commitment to the ideals of Impressionism, seeking to express the immediate experience of the landscape through his unique painterly language.

Other Artwork from Camille Pissarro

More Impressionism Artwork

Scroll to Top