Morning, after the Rain, Rouen (1896) by Camille Pissarro

Morning, after the Rain, Rouen - Camille Pissarro - 1896

Artwork Information

TitleMorning, after the Rain, Rouen
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions60 x 82 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Morning, after the Rain, Rouen

The artwork titled “Morning, after the Rain, Rouen” is an Impressionist cityscape painted by Camille Pissarro in 1896. The piece is executed in oil on canvas, measuring 60 by 82 centimeters. Created during the height of the Impressionist movement, this piece is reflective of the style’s focus on light and atmosphere. Currently, the artwork resides within a private collection, away from public exhibition.

The artwork depicts a bustling river port in Rouen, characterized by soft light that suggests the freshness of a rain-washed morning. The composition skillfully captures the play of light on the water and on the wet surfaces of the quay. In the foreground, figures are seen going about their morning routines, possibly involved in trade or transit. Boats moored along the shore and others navigating the river contribute to the lively scene, while puffs of smoke from chimneys in the distance underline the awakening industrial activity of the city.

Pissarro’s brushwork is loose and dynamic, with quick, visible strokes that imbue the scene with energy and vibrancy. The artist’s use of a muted palette conveys the overcast sky and the soft, wet atmosphere following a rain. The artwork is an exquisite example of Pissarro’s interest in capturing the everyday life and the changing conditions of light, which are central themes within the Impressionist genre.

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