Peasant Sitting with Infant (1881) by Camille Pissarro

Peasant Sitting with Infant - Camille Pissarro - 1881

Artwork Information

TitlePeasant Sitting with Infant
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Peasant Sitting with Infant

The artwork titled “Peasant Sitting with Infant” is an oil on canvas painting created by the artist Camille Pissarro in 1881. This piece is an exemplar of the Impressionism art movement and can be categorized within the genre painting domain. Although the current location of the artwork is held within a private collection, it stands as a testament to the era’s aesthetic preferences and social reflections.

The artwork captures a pastoral scene featuring a peasant woman sitting on the ground with her infant child. The woman is dressed in a simple, striped blouse and a long skirt with earth tones that harmonize with the natural setting around her. With her head gently turned to one side, she seems to be engaged in a moment of repose or perhaps contemplation, as she reaches out to touch the grass. The infant, though less detailed, is portrayed near her, contributing to the intimate and everyday quality that genre paintings often aspire to capture.

The setting is dappled with varied brushstrokes of lush greens and other natural hues, which are characteristic of the Impressionist technique that seeks to portray the play of light and its transient effects. Another figure, perhaps another child or a companion, is visible in the background, engrossed in an activity that adds depth to the composition, suggesting a narrative or day-to-day action outside the main focus of the painting. This artwork succeeds in evoking a serene, bucolic atmosphere, inviting contemplation of rural life during this time period.

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