Paul, Study (1898) by Camille Pissarro

Paul, Study - Camille Pissarro - 1898

Artwork Information

TitlePaul, Study
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions55.25 x 46.3 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Paul, Study

The artwork titled “Paul, Study” is a compelling oil on canvas portrayal by the esteemed artist Camille Pissarro, crafted in the year 1898. This portrait, a fine example of the Impressionist movement, measures 55.25 x 46.3 cm and currently resides in a private collection. The Impressionistic style is evident through Pissarro’s application of paint and choice of color, providing viewers with insight into his approach to portraiture during this period.

The artwork captures a male figure, presumably named Paul, seated and absorbed in an activity which is not directly visible to the viewer. The brushwork is characteristic of Impressionism, with quick, visible strokes that convey the vibrancy and immediacy of the scene. The subject is dressed in dark attire, which contrasts with the lighter tones surrounding him, including the objects in the background and the floor beneath. The background suggests an interior setting, possibly a studio with canvases, which adds depth to the composition. The artwork conveys a sense of quiet concentration and showcases Pissarro’s skill in rendering both the human form and the intimacy of everyday moments.

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