Meadow at Bazincourt (1895) by Camille Pissarro

Meadow at Bazincourt - Camille Pissarro - 1895

Artwork Information

TitleMeadow at Bazincourt
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Meadow at Bazincourt

“Meadow at Bazincourt,” a landscape painting by Camille Pissarro, was crafted in 1895 using the medium of oil on canvas. This work embodies the Impressionist art movement, a genre renowned for its depiction of natural scenes bathed in light and infused with a transient atmospheric quality. “Meadow at Bazincourt” is currently held in a private collection, indicating that it is not on public display.

The artwork captures a rural scene flush with verdancy, showcasing Pissarro’s mastery in portraying the serene countryside. A meadow peppered with the burgeoning green of grass is partitioned by a simple wooden fence. Tall, slender trees dominate the foreground, their bare branches whispering of the quiet transition between seasons. Hints of foliage beginning to burgeon suggest the onset of spring. Through the cluster of trees, one can glimpse a cluster of buildings, possibly a farm or village, which adds a subtle hint of human presence in the area. In the midst of the trees, one can discern the figure of a person, adding a focal point and scale to the landscape. Pissarro’s brushwork imbues the scene with a sense of movement and liveliness, while the palette of greens, browns, and soft sky blues create a harmonious, peaceful atmosphere that is characteristic of Impressionist landscapes.

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