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

Peasants Chatting in the Farmyard, Eragny - Pissarro, Camille - 1895-1902 - 2

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

French Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro’s 1895-1902 oil painting “Peasants Chatting in the Farmyard, Eragny” depicts a group of peasants talking in a farmyard. The painting is part of a private collection and can be reproduced as a hand-painted museum-quality reproduction, framed or unframed, with free worldwide shipping.

The painting was created using the discrete juxtaposition of individual strokes, or “dots,” of pigment characteristic of impressionism. In terms of genre, it is considered genre painting. Although it portrays everyday life in the countryside, the use of vibrant colors and loose brushwork gives this scene an almost dreamlike quality.

Pissarro’s importance as an artist lies primarily in his contributions to impressionism and post-impressionism. Among his colleagues, including Paul C├ęzanne and Paul Gauguin, he held a patriarchal standing. His skillful rendering techniques are apparent in this work; each stroke adds depth to the image while still giving it an almost lyrical quality.

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