Peasant Gathering Grass (1881) by Camille Pissarro

Peasant Gathering Grass - Camille Pissarro - 1881

Artwork Information

TitlePeasant Gathering Grass
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Peasant Gathering Grass

The artwork “Peasant Gathering Grass” was created in 1881 by the renowned artist Camille Pissarro. Rendered in oil on canvas, this artwork embodies the quintessential characteristics of the Impressionism movement, focusing on capturing the essence and atmosphere of a moment. Classified as a genre painting, the piece portrays a scene from everyday life and is part of a private collection.

In the artwork, the viewer is presented with a serene depiction of rural labor, capturing a peasant who is bent over, engrossed in the task of gathering grass. The figure, clothed in a traditional garb featuring a blue dress and a white headscarf, harmonizes with the natural surroundings. The use of light and color is evident in the dappled effect on the grass and trees, a signature technique that suggests the play of sunlight filtering through the leaves. The attention to detail in the portrayal of the lush, vibrant environment speaks to Pissarro’s skill in rendering the ephemeral qualities of light and shadow, further evoking the sense of a fleeting moment seized onto canvas. This delicate interplay, coupled with the painterly brushstrokes typical of Impressionism, draws the viewer into the simplicity and tranquility of the pastoral scene.

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