Piette’s Home on Montfoucault (1874) by Camille Pissarro

Piette's Home on Montfoucault - Camille Pissarro - 1874

Artwork Information

TitlePiette's Home on Montfoucault
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions45.8 x 55.6 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Piette's Home on Montfoucault

“Piette’s Home on Montfoucault” is an oil on canvas painting by Camille Pissarro, created in 1874. As an Impressionist work, this landscape measures 45.8 x 55.6 cm and is part of a private collection. Reflecting the Impressionist movement, this artwork captures the essence of rural life with quick, expressive brushstrokes that provide a snapshot of the French countryside.

The painting depicts a country house partially obscured by trees, under a vast, overcast sky. Autumn seems to be the season suggested by the palette, with yellows and browns dominant in the foliage. A figure appears in repose by the road that leads to the house, reinforcing the calm and serenity of rural life. The hazy atmosphere, a characteristic of Impressionist works, gives the viewer an impression of the light conditions, possibly of a cool, overcast day. Pissarro’s use of color and light accentuates the everyday scene, making it feel alive and dynamic despite its tranquil subject. The light appears to be diffuse, which softens the contours and creates a harmony across the scene. The Impressionist style is evident in the loose brushwork and the attention to the effects of light and atmosphere rather than to meticulous detail.

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