Peasants Gathering Grasses (1885) by Camille Pissarro

Peasants Gathering Grasses - Camille Pissarro - 1885

Artwork Information

TitlePeasants Gathering Grasses
ArtistCamille Pissarro
MediumGouache, red chalk, and pecil on paper
Dimensions12 x 24 1/4 in (30.5 x 61.5 cm)
Current LocationPrivate collection

About Peasants Gathering Grasses

Peasants Gathering Grass is a renowned oil painting by the famous French Impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro. Completed in 1881, the painting depicts a picturesque rural scene of peasants gathering grass. Pissarro, who was considered an important figure in Impressionism and Post-Impressionism movements of his time, intended to capture the pure effects of colors and tones found in nature in all his landscape paintings.

The painting is revered for its authenticity as it gives a true-to-life depiction of country life during that era. It is also considered to be one of Pissarro’s masterpieces due to its exceptional artistry, precise brushwork and detailed attention paid to light and texture. The artwork has become popular worldwide, inspiring an array of interpretations from art buffs over the years.

Today, Peasants Gathering Grass remains an essential work that serves as an enlightening insight into both the life and work of Camille Pissarro. The piece offers observers a chance to view not only the beauty expressed through color but also offers glimpses into life in 19th century France. As such it is no surprise that this artwork endures as one that continues to capture people’s attention due to its uniqueness and influence on later artists’ works some such works may include Van Gogh’s The Wheat Field or Claude Monet’s haystacks series.

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