Mardi Gras, Sunset, Boulevard Montmartre (1897) by Camille Pissarro

Mardi Gras, Sunset, Boulevard Montmartre - Camille Pissarro - 1897

Artwork Information

TitleMardi Gras, Sunset, Boulevard Montmartre
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions54 x 65 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationKunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

About Mardi Gras, Sunset, Boulevard Montmartre

The artwork titled “Mardi Gras, Sunset, Boulevard Montmartre” is a creation of the artist Camille Pissarro, dated to 1897. It is an oil on canvas painting that measures 54 x 65 cm. Pissarro, known for his contributions to the Impressionist movement, depicts a vibrant cityscape in this piece. The genre of the painting indeed fits within the cityscape category, and it is currently housed at the Kunstmuseum Winterthur in Winterthur, Switzerland.

In the artwork, we observe a bustling boulevard scene rich with the festive atmosphere of Mardi Gras. The sunset casts a warm glow over the scene, contrasting with the cool shadows and creating a dynamic play of light typical of Impressionist works. The throngs of people are depicted in a flurry of brushstrokes, conveying the movement and energy of the crowd. Although individual figures are not discernible, the mass of humanity is captured through dabs of color and light, illustrative of Pissarro’s expert technique and ability to evoke a sense of life within his urban milieu. The buildings lining the boulevard trail off into the distance under the softening light of dusk, their forms rendered with the same loose, yet precise, application of paint that characterizes the rest of the composition.

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