Rue Saint Honore, Afternoon, Rain Effect (1897) by Camille Pissarro

Rue Saint Honore, Afternoon, Rain Effect - Camille Pissarro - 1897

Artwork Information

TitleRue Saint Honore, Afternoon, Rain Effect
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions81 x 65 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationThyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

About Rue Saint Honore, Afternoon, Rain Effect

The artwork titled “Rue Saint Honoré, Afternoon, Rain Effect” is a creation of artist Camille Pissarro completed in the year 1897. This piece is rendered in oil on canvas, measuring 81 by 65 centimeters. It is an exemplar of the Impressionist movement. The genre of the artwork is cityscape, and it currently resides in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain.

The artwork captures an urban scene of the Rue Saint Honoré in Paris on a rainy afternoon. Through Pissarro’s deft application of the Impressionist technique, the painting evokes the damp atmosphere of the city with its glistening wet pavements that reflect the diffused light. The bustling street is filled with figures going about their daily life, some with umbrellas bracing the rain. Horse-drawn carriages and the facades of buildings line the street, their details slightly blurred, to suggest the movement and the fleeting conditions of weather and light. The muted yet varied color palette contributes to the overall impression of a rainy Parisian day. The painting is a snapshot of urban life, presenting a moment that feels both transient and timeless.

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