Place du Theatre Francais (1898) by Camille Pissarro

Place du Theatre Francais - Camille Pissarro - 1898

Artwork Information

TitlePlace du Theatre Francais
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions72.4 x 92.6 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationLos Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA, US

About Place du Theatre Francais

The artwork titled “Place du Theatre Francais” by Camille Pissarro was created in 1898, using the medium of oil on canvas and belongs to the Impressionism movement. Measuring 72.4 x 92.6 cm, this cityscape is currently housed in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, CA, US.

“Place du Theatre Francais” is a vibrant and bustling scene depicting a busy urban square in France. At the heart of the composition, the streets teem with a variety of figures, carriages, and horses, all depicted in the loose brushstrokes characteristic of the Impressionist style. The color palette is a mix of earth tones with splashes of color, and there is a dynamic sense of movement throughout the piece. Pissarro’s use of light and shadow suggests a specific time of day, with the shadows cast by the buildings and trees hinting at an overcast or waning sunlight. The artwork captures a moment of daily life, offering a glimpse into the urban landscape of the late 19th century.

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