Place du Havre, Paris (1897) by Camille Pissarro

Place du Havre, Paris - Camille Pissarro - 1897

Artwork Information

TitlePlace du Havre, Paris
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions33 x 41 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Place du Havre, Paris

The painting “Place du Havre, Paris” created by Camille Pissarro in 1897 is an oil on canvas work, sized at 33 x 41 cm. It’s an example of the Impressionist art movement and depicts a cityscape genre. As of the current information available, the artwork is held in a private collection.

In this piece, Pissarro presents a bustling Parisian street scene at the Place du Havre. The viewpoint suggests the artist has observed from an elevated position, perhaps a window, capturing the teeming life of the city. Various figures dot the composition, going about their daily activities—the hustle and bustle of urban life in quick, energetic brushstrokes characteristic of Impressionist work. Horse-drawn carriages and omnibuses suggest the era’s mobility, while pedestrians with umbrellas hint at possibly damp weather. There’s an energetic interplay of light and shadow throughout the scene, with the muted yet varied color palette suggesting the transient effects of light on the surroundings, another hallmark of Impressionist painting. The execution of the artwork is lively and appears almost to be in motion, reflecting Pissarro’s interest in the dynamism of city life and his ability to portray it through his mastery of Impressionist techniques.

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