Place du Carrousel, the Tuileries Gardens (1900) by Camille Pissarro

Place du Carrousel, the Tuileries Gardens - Camille Pissarro - 1900

Artwork Information

TitlePlace du Carrousel, the Tuileries Gardens
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions54.9 x 65.4 cm
Art MovementImpressionism

About Place du Carrousel, the Tuileries Gardens

“Place du Carrousel, the Tuileries Gardens” is an Impressionist oil painting on canvas by Camille Pissarro, dating from the year 1900. The artwork, which belongs to the cityscape genre, measures 54.9 x 65.4 cm. This particular painting captures a scene at Place du Carrousel, adjacent to the Tuileries Gardens in Paris.

The artwork displays Pissarro’s characteristic Impressionist touch, with visible brushstrokes that blend to form the image when viewed from a distance. The painting portrays the bustling Place du Carrousel with the Tuileries Gardens in the background. The composition captures an array of figures in the foreground that are loosely defined, showcasing the movement and activity of the location. The buildings in the background are rendered with more detail, showing the architectural elements distinctly against a sky filled with soft, fluffy clouds. The use of light and color is typical of the Impressionist style, attempting to capture the atmosphere and essence of the place at a specific moment in time. The trees and the green spaces provide a natural contrast to the urban elements and the human activity, creating a harmonious blend of the natural and constructed environment.

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