Potato Harvest (1885) by Camille Pissarro

Potato Harvest - Camille Pissarro - 1885

Artwork Information

TitlePotato Harvest
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Potato Harvest

The artwork entitled “Potato Harvest” was created by the artist Camille Pissarro in the year 1885. As a significant work within the Impressionism movement, this genre painting is indicative of the artist’s fascination with rural labor and the natural world. Presently, “Potato Harvest” is housed in a private collection.

In the artwork, one observes a depiction of two figures toiling in a field, engaged in the laborious task of harvesting potatoes. The figures, bent at their work, command the foreground, emphasizing the physicality of their endeavor. Their forms are rendered with broad, visible brushstrokes, a hallmark of the Impressionist technique that conveys the transient effects of light and color. The background stretches out with a vast expanse of land, marked by subtle chromatic variations to suggest the fertile fields extending into the distance. The sky above is streaked with hues that imply a wide-open space, reinforcing the rural setting.

Pissarro’s masterful application of color and his attention to the temporal aspects of light display the characteristic concerns of the Impressionist movement. The artwork captures not just a moment in the agrarian calendar but also channels the profound human connection to the land. Through this piece, the artist provides a poignant commentary on the rhythms of nature and the rustic way of life during that period.

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