Seated Peasant Girl (1883) by Camille Pissarro

Seated Peasant Girl - Camille Pissarro - 1883

Artwork Information

TitleSeated Peasant Girl
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions60 x 73 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Seated Peasant Girl

The artwork titled “Seated Peasant Girl” was created by the artist Camille Pissarro in the year 1883. This oil on canvas masterpiece is a fine example of the Impressionist movement, measuring 60 x 73 cm in dimensions. Characterized as a portrait, it presently resides within a private collection.

The artwork reveals a serene, pastoral setting, where a young girl occupies the foreground. She is depicted seated on the ground, her pose relaxed and contemplative. Her attire is simple and indicative of rural life, with a long dress complemented by a kerchief upon her head. The brushstrokes are loose and expressive, a hallmark of the Impressionist style, giving a sense of immediacy and movement to the surrounding landscape. A basket sits beside her, suggesting that she may be engaged in some form of agrarian labor. The natural world around her is rendered with a vibrant palette, illuminating the scene with the dappled light and shadow typical of Pissarro’s works. The artist’s interest in the lives of the rural working class is evident in the subject matter and the composition’s unassuming, yet poignant narrative.

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