Road to Berneval-le-Petit (1900) by Camille Pissarro

Road to Berneval-le-Petit - Camille Pissarro - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleRoad to Berneval-le-Petit
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Road to Berneval-le-Petit

The artwork titled “Road to Berneval-le-Petit” is an oil on canvas cityscape created by Camille Pissarro in 1900. It exemplifies the Impressionist art movement, emphasizing the effects of light and color. Currently, the artwork resides in a private collection.

The painting captures a serene rural landscape, likely on the outskirts of a village or town, as indicated by some buildings in the distance. The scene is dominated by dappled sunlight filtering through lush trees that line a meandering road. A group of figures is depicted strolling down the road, adding a human element to the natural setting. The brushwork is loose and expressive, a hallmark of Impressionism, which sought to convey the sensation of a moment rather than a detailed, static representation. The painting’s palette consists of a range of greens, yellows, and earthy tones, conveying the warmth and vibrancy of the environment. Shadows and highlights are used to create a sense of depth and texture, inviting the viewer to experience the ambiance of a tranquil, sunlit day.

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