Portrait of Nini (1884) by Camille Pissarro

Portrait of Nini - Camille Pissarro - 1884

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Nini
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementPointillism,Neo-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Portrait of Nini

The artwork entitled “Portrait of Nini” was created by Camille Pissarro in the year 1884. Pissarro, utilizing the medium of oil on canvas, chose to represent the subject through the techniques characteristic of Pointillism and Neo-Impressionism, movements known for their revolutionary approaches to color and light. This portrait falls under the genre of portraiture and is currently housed within a private collection, unavailable for public viewing.

In the artwork, we observe a depiction of a young female who is likely a sitting subject for the artist, captured with subtle emotion and a contemplative expression. The brushstrokes give the appearance of a dotted texture, a signature of Pointillism, with careful application of color to create form and depth. The background is subdued, mainly in dark tones, drawing the viewer’s attention to the subject. Pissarro’s mastery can be seen in the way he handles light, as well as in the careful articulation of the subject’s features and the garment’s intricate patterns. Despite the apparent simplicity, the portrait exudes a sense of personality and presence, indicative of Pissarro’s ability to breathe life into his paintings.

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