Place du Thretre Francais Sun Effect (1898) by Camille Pissarro

Place du Thretre Francais Sun Effect - Camille Pissarro - 1898

Artwork Information

TitlePlace du Thretre Francais Sun Effect
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions75 x 94 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationNational Museum of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

About Place du Thretre Francais Sun Effect

The artwork titled “Place du Théâtre Français, Sun Effect” is an oil on canvas painting created by the Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro in 1898. The painting measures 75 by 94 centimeters and falls under the cityscape genre. It showcases Pissarro’s characteristic impressionistic touch, capturing the vibrancy and dynamism of an urban setting bathed in sunlight. This notable work is housed in the National Museum of Serbia, located in Belgrade, Serbia.

The painting presents a bustling scene at the Place du Théâtre Français, offering a glimpse into the daily life and architecture of the time. The brushwork is loose and dappled with light, indicative of the Impressionist movement’s focus on light and its transient effects. In the artwork, the sun casts its glow over the urban space, reflecting on buildings and filtering through the leafless trees. Figures of varying indistinctness populate the square, some strolling pedestrians, while numerous horse-drawn carriages traverse the cobblestone streets, capturing the essence of the late 19th-century city life. The skyline is gently brushed with soft hues that suggest the sky and time of day, further augmenting the sun’s impact on the scene. Pissarro’s adept use of light and shadow contributes to the art’s overall feeling of energy and movement.

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