Rouen, Fog Effect (1898) by Camille Pissarro

Rouen, Fog Effect - Camille Pissarro - 1898

Artwork Information

TitleRouen, Fog Effect
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Rouen, Fog Effect

The artwork titled “Rouen, Fog Effect” is a distinguished piece created by the Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro in 1898. Executed using oil on canvas, the painting exemplifies the Impressionist movement’s style, characterized by loose brushwork and an emphasis on the depiction of light and its changing qualities. This particular cityscape is part of a private collection and portrays an atmospheric vision of the city enveloped in fog.

The artwork offers a view of Rouen under a blanket of fog, which diffuses the light and softens the outlines of the cityscape. Dominant in the composition is the river, which reflects the hazy sky and the shapes of the bridges and nearby buildings. Pissarro’s technique involves a series of short, thick brushstrokes that capture the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere, a hallmark of Impressionist painting. The subdued color palette consists of harmonious tones that convey the coolness of the foggy air. A smokestack pierces the skyline, its billowing smoke contributing to the impression of the industrial activity that continues in spite of the enveloping mist. The painting manages to evoke a sense of tranquility, as well as the palpable dampness of the air, inviting contemplation of the interplay between the man-made environment and natural phenomena.

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