Morning, Autumn Sunlight, Eragny (1900) by Camille Pissarro

Morning, Autumn Sunlight, Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleMorning, Autumn Sunlight, Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Morning, Autumn Sunlight, Eragny

The artwork titled “Morning, Autumn Sunlight, Eragny” is a creation of the esteemed artist Camille Pissarro from the year 1900. This oil on canvas painting is a representation of the Impressionist movement, which is known for capturing the nuances of light and the essence of the moment. The genre of the artwork is landscape and it depicts a serene outdoor scene. This particular piece is not on public display as it is part of a private collection.

The painting features a bucolic setting where the natural world is bathed in the gentle warmth of autumn sunlight. A vast expanse of grass, sprinkled with many hues reflecting the autumnal palette, stretches across the canvas. Dominating the foreground is a tree with its leaves suggesting the onset of the fall season. The brushwork is loose and fluid, capturing the transient nature of light as it filters through the foliage and dances across the landscape.

In the background, one can discern the faint outline of houses or farm structures, softly blurred by distance, which anchor the composition and add depth to the bucolic countryside. The sky is a tableau of soft clouds drifting across, painted with an array of greys, blues, and whites, suggesting the freshness of an autumn morning.

There is a solitary figure, presumably engaged in an agricultural endeavor, which imbues the scene with a sense of human presence and activity, yet does not detract from the overwhelming serenity and calm that pervades the artwork. Overall, the delicate interplay of light and colour, as well as Pissarro’s deft hand at capturing the spontaneity of the moment, make “Morning, Autumn Sunlight, Eragny” a profound example of the Impressionist endeavour to represent the fleeting beauty of the world around us.

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