Pontoise Landscape, Through the Fields (1879) by Camille Pissarro

Pontoise Landscape, Through the Fields - Camille Pissarro - 1879

Artwork Information

TitlePontoise Landscape, Through the Fields
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions46 x 55 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Pontoise Landscape, Through the Fields

“Pontoise Landscape, Through the Fields” is an artwork painted by Camille Pissarro in 1879. The painting is an oil on canvas piece, measuring 46 by 55 centimeters and belongs to the Impressionism art movement. This landscape genre painting currently resides in a private collection.

The artwork captures a rural vista filled with the soft, diffused light typical of Impressionist paintings. It features a substantial tree that dominates the foreground on the right, its foliage rendered with loose, textured brushstrokes in varying shades of green, interspersed with flecks of white to suggest sunlight dappling through the leaves. Below the tree, a narrow pathway meanders gently into the distance, guiding the viewer’s eye through the composition. Along this path, we observe the small figure of a person, likely a local inhabitant, which adds a sense of scale and human presence to the rural scene.

The background of the artwork consists of open fields under a vast sky filled with wisps of cloud, capturing the expansive sense of the countryside. Pissarro’s use of color and light reflects the changing qualities of the environment and suggests the timelessness of the natural landscape. The artist’s technique imbues the painting with a sense of immediacy, as if one is witnessing a fleeting moment in the ever-changing countryside around Pontoise.

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