Roses in a Glass (1877) by Camille Pissarro

Roses in a Glass - Camille Pissarro - 1877

Artwork Information

TitleRoses in a Glass
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Roses in a Glass

The artwork “Roses in a Glass” is an exquisite 1877 oil on canvas painting by Camille Pissarro, a master of the Impressionist movement. This flower painting, renowned for its evocative use of color and light, currently resides in a private collection. The composition showcases Pissarro’s ability to capture the delicate interplay of light on natural forms, a signature characteristic of the Impressionist genre to which he made significant contributions.

The artwork presents a bunch of roses arranged in a transparent glass vase. The blooms, depicted in various stages of bloom and in shades of pink and white, exude a sense of lush vitality. They are placed against a backdrop that delivers a rich juxtaposition of textures and tones, with the loose brushwork facilitating a vibrant surface that seems to shimmer with movement. The glass vase, skillfully rendered to catch the nuances of light, sits solidly on a tabletop, grounding the composition. It’s evident that Pissarro’s focus on the transient effects of light and the immediateness of the scene is consistent with the objectives of the Impressionist movement—capturing the essence of a moment with all its sensory impressions.

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