Meadows at Eragny (1886) by Camille Pissarro

Meadows at Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1886

Artwork Information

TitleMeadows at Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions60 x 74 cm
Art MovementNeo-Impressionism
Current LocationArt Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), Adelaide, Australia

About Meadows at Eragny

The artwork “Meadows at Eragny” is a landscape painting created by the artist Camille Pissarro in 1886. Executed with oil on canvas, this piece measures 60 by 74 centimeters and is a fine example of the Neo-Impressionist movement to which Pissarro contributed significantly. Currently, the painting is housed at the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) in Adelaide, Australia.

In the artwork, one can observe a depiction of a serene rural setting, characterized by expansive meadows under a vast sky. The artist employs a multitude of small, meticulous brushstrokes—a technique typical of Neo-Impressionism—that coalesce to form the image when viewed from a distance. The palette consists of various shades of green, blue, and earth tones, suggesting the lushness of vegetation and the open air of the countryside. The skyline is relatively low, allowing the sky to dominate a significant portion of the canvas with hues that suggest a time of day when the light is soft and diffuse. Central to the composition is a solitary tree that anchors the viewer’s attention, giving a sense of scale and depth to the landscape. Shades and shadows are subtly rendered to convey the gentle undulations of the terrain and the peaceful atmosphere of the rural setting. The painting lacks the presence of any figures, leading to an uninterrupted contemplation of nature’s tranquility. Overall, “Meadows at Eragny” reflects Pissarro’s intimate connection with the natural world and his mastery in capturing its essence through the Neo-Impressionist style.

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