Portrait of Madame Felicie Vellay Estruc (c.1874) by Camille Pissarro

Portrait of Madame Felicie Vellay Estruc - Camille Pissarro - c.1874

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Madame Felicie Vellay Estruc
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions46 x 29 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Portrait of Madame Felicie Vellay Estruc

The artwork titled “Portrait of Madame Felicie Vellay Estruc” is a pastel on paper created by the artist Camille Pissarro circa 1874. It represents the Impressionism art movement, emphasizing the artist’s characteristic loose brushwork and light-filled color palette. The portrait measures 46 x 29 cm and is a personal depiction of a human subject, thus classified in the genre of portraits. The artwork resides in a private collection, making it a piece that is not readily accessible for public viewing.

The artwork captures the essence of Impressionism through its vibrant strokes of pastel, bringing to life the visage of Madame Felicie Vellay Estruc. Softly blended colors give the subject’s skin a glowing quality, while her features are rendered with a combination of definition and subtlety that conveys personality and presence. The delicate handling of light and shadow across her countenance highlights her contemplative expression, creating an atmosphere of introspection. Her attire, especially the bright blue bow at her neck, provides a pop of color against the darker tones, drawing the viewer’s attention and underscoring Pissarro’s skill in using hues to capture the essence of his subjects. The background of the portrait is a mélange of blues and whites, evoking the airy ambiance that is typical of Impressionist works, suggesting a sense of place without specific detail. The overall effect is one of immediacy and intimacy, inviting the viewer into a fleeting moment of the sitter’s life, as perceived through the artist’s impressionistic lens.

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