Road at Eragny, Winter (1885) by Camille Pissarro

Road at Eragny, Winter - Camille Pissarro - 1885

Artwork Information

TitleRoad at Eragny, Winter
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Road at Eragny, Winter

“Road at Eragny, Winter,” a work by Camille Pissarro, was completed in 1885 and is a quintessential piece from the Impressionism movement. Executed in oil on canvas, this landscape painting depicts a winter scene and is currently held in a private collection.

The artwork captures a serene, muted winter landscape, likely inspired by the rural scenery around Eragny, where Pissarro settled later in life. The composition conveys a sense of quiet and calm with a soft palette dominated by whites, blues, and subtle earth tones, which reflect the coolness of the season. A pathway recedes towards the horizon, framed by bare trees and winter-bare vegetation, providing a sense of depth to the scene. The foreground shows the textured application of paint, typical of Impressionist techniques, which serves to render the effect of snow and light. Figures are included, further down the path, reinforcing the human presence in the landscape without becoming the focal point. The sky above is filled with diffuse light, suggesting the overcast conditions of a winter day. The overall effect of the painting is one that is evocative of the tranquility and stillness of a rural winter, characteristic of Pissarro’s landscapes and his contributions to the Impressionist canon.

Other Artwork from Camille Pissarro

More Impressionism Artwork

Scroll to Top