Meadow at Bazincourt (1885) by Camille Pissarro

Meadow at Bazincourt - Camille Pissarro - 1885

Artwork Information

TitleMeadow at Bazincourt
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions55 x 46 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Meadow at Bazincourt

“Meadow at Bazincourt” is a captivating artwork by Camille Pissarro, an artist renowned for his contributions to the Impressionist movement. Created in the year 1885, this oil on canvas landscape painting measures 55 by 46 centimeters. It is an emblematic Impressionist work that favors the play of natural light and shadow over exact form, and it currently resides within a private collection.

The artwork masterfully depicts a rural scene with a lively array of colors that evoke the atmosphere of a meadow in Bazincourt. The canvas is filled with a series of slender trees, their trunks and barely leafed branches creating a rhythmic pattern against the sky. Through the delicate tree trunks, one can discern a green pasture, partially fenced and dotted with what appear to be the lush tones of early spring. The background hints at the presence of structures, likely a glimpse of a village, and the roofs involved contribute a hint of warm, earthy hues to the color palette.

A subtle interplay of light and shadow is evident across the canvas, suggesting the movement of clouds above and the transient effects of sunlight filtering through the trees onto the ground below. In true Impressionist fashion, the brushstrokes are loose and somewhat dappled, giving the impression of natural vibrancy and the fleeting, dynamic quality of the scene. There is a figure, possibly a villager, nestled in the shade, merging harmoniously with the natural environment.

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