Portrait of Felix Pissarro (1881) by Camille Pissarro

Portrait of Felix Pissarro - Camille Pissarro - 1881

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Felix Pissarro
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions55 x 46 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationTate Britain, London, UK

About Portrait of Felix Pissarro

The artwork “Portrait of Felix Pissarro” is an oil on canvas painting created by the artist Camille Pissarro in 1881. Measuring 55 x 46 cm, this piece is a portrait that exemplifies the Impressionist movement. Currently, it is housed at Tate Britain in London, UK. The artwork captures a moment of introspection, featuring Felix Pissarro, potentially reflecting the intimate and personal aspects of the artist’s life.

The portrait displays a youth with a thoughtful, almost pensive expression. The subject, dressed in dark attire with a distinctive red beret, is set against a loosely rendered, dappled background suggestive of a natural setting. The brushstrokes are visible and vibrant, characteristic of Impressionist techniques, aiming to capture the effects of light and color. The choice of palette, favoring a harmony of both warm and cool tones, imbues the portrait with a sense of immediacy and emotional depth. Overall, the artwork captures the essence of the subject through the lens of Impressionist sensibilities, emphasizing mood and atmosphere over detailed realism.

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