Portrait of Eugenie Estruc (1876) by Camille Pissarro

Portrait of Eugenie Estruc - Camille Pissarro - 1876

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Eugenie Estruc
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions31.75 x 21.9 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Portrait of Eugenie Estruc

The artwork titled “Portrait of Eugenie Estruc” is a pastel on paper created by the esteemed artist Camille Pissarro in the year 1876. As a work of the Impressionism movement, this piece portrays the delicate rendering of light and color characteristic of this period. The portrait measures 31.75 by 21.9 centimeters and encapsulates the genre of portraiture with a personal depiction of its subject. Currently, this intimate artwork is housed within a private collection.

Upon examining the artwork, one discerns the tender portrayal of a young female, presumably Eugenie Estruc, given the title of the piece. The artist employs subtle tones and light brushwork to convey the softness of the subject’s features and the depth of her expression. The color palette suggests a naturalistic approach, with earthen hues dominating the composition, which is in harmony with the Impressionist theme of capturing the immediacy of the subject. Her gaze is directed off canvas, invoking a sense of contemplation or introspection. The background of the portrait appears muted, allowing the figure to draw the viewer’s focal interest, which Pissarro has skillfully accentuated through his use of light and shadow. The artwork overall exudes a quiet intimacy, inviting the observer to ponder the story and the sentiment captured within this fleeting moment rendered in pastel.

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