Peasants Chatting in the Farmyard, Eragny (1895-1902) by Camille Pissarro

Peasants Chatting in the Farmyard, Eragny - Camille Pissarro - c.1895 - c.1902

Artwork Information

TitlePeasants Chatting in the Farmyard, Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Datec.1895 - c.1902
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions31 1/2 x 25 1/4 in (81 x 65 cm)
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Peasants Chatting in the Farmyard, Eragny

The artwork titled “Peasants Chatting in the Farmyard, Eragny” was crafted by the renowned artist Camille Pissarro around the period of 1895 to 1902. This genre painting is an oil on canvas that exemplifies the Impressionist movement. The artwork measures 31 1/2 by 25 1/4 inches (81 x 65 cm) and is currently held in a private collection.

The artwork captures a serene moment in a rural setting, depicting two figures engaging in conversation in what appears to be the warm light of a late afternoon. They are situated in a farmyard surrounded by lush greenery and the warm tones of a building to the right. One figure stands with her hands on her hips, attentively listening or responding to her companion, who is seen carrying a bucket, perhaps finishing or taking a break from her chores. Several chickens are scattered around their feet, pecking at the ground, and another bucket rests abandoned on the dirt path leading toward the viewer. The brushwork is loose and textured, typical of Impressionist paintings, and suggests a moment caught in time rather than a formally staged scene. The dappled light filtering through the foliage and the delicate play of shadows on the figures and the ground contribute to the sense of tranquility and everyday rural life captured by Pissarro in this artwork.

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