Pastoral (c.1890) by Camille Pissarro

Pastoral - Camille Pissarro - c.1890

Artwork Information

ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Pastoral

The artwork titled “Pastoral” was created by the artist Camille Pissarro circa 1890 and is a quintessential example of the Impressionist movement. As a landscape, the art piece illustrates the serene ambiance of the countryside. Presently, this artwork is housed within a private collection, away from public display.

The artwork itself is a harmonious blend of natural elements: a vast expanse of pasture, a myriad of sheep grazing quietly, and a robust tree dominating the foreground, under which a figure seems to be comfortably seated, perhaps observing the pastoral scene. Characteristic of Impressionism, Pissarro employs a vivid yet subtle interplay of light and color, creating a dynamic, yet peaceful scene that conveys the essence of rural life. The brushwork is loose and expressive, suggesting the fleeting moments of light and atmosphere rather than detailing precise forms. The composition, with its circular format, adds a unique and intimate perspective to the viewer’s experience, inviting one to enter the tranquil world Pissarro has captured.

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