Peasant Woman in a Cabbage Patch (c.1884 – c.1885) by Camille Pissarro

Peasant Woman in a Cabbage Patch - Camille Pissarro - c.1884 - c.1885

Artwork Information

TitlePeasant Woman in a Cabbage Patch
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Datec.1884 - c.1885
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Peasant Woman in a Cabbage Patch

The artwork “Peasant Woman in a Cabbage Patch” is a genre painting by Camille Pissarro, dating from approximately 1884 to 1885. As a notable work within the Impressionist movement, it demonstrates the characteristic loose brushwork and interest in the effects of light and atmosphere that define this period. This painting is housed within a Private Collection and exemplifies Pissarro’s fascination with rural labor and the French peasantry.

In the artwork, viewers are presented with a scene of pastoral life. A woman, presumably a peasant, stands in the midst of a cabbage patch. The colors are bright and luminous, with a predominance of green hues that capture the essence of the cabbage leaves. The woman is dressed in traditional rural attire, with a vividly patterned scarf wrapped around her head, a blouse, and a long skirt that drapes softly over her figure. Her form is rendered with gentle yet confident strokes, encapsulating her movement or pause within the garden. The background features leafless trees and a house, suggesting a chilly season, possibly late autumn or early spring. The sky is rendered in soft, pastel colors, contributing to a calm and serene atmosphere. Overall, the painting conveys a sense of the simple, unadorned life of the rural working class, a common theme in Pissarro’s oeuvre.

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