Seated Peasant Woman (c.1880) by Camille Pissarro

Seated Peasant Woman - Camille Pissarro - c.1880

Artwork Information

TitleSeated Peasant Woman
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Seated Peasant Woman

The artwork “Seated Peasant Woman” is a creation of Camille Pissarro, dated circa 1880, and is associated with the Impressionist movement. It is a portrait genre painting and, as of the last recorded information, remains in a private collection.

In this artwork, Pissarro presents a rural setting where a peasant woman is depicted in a seated position, surrounded by a natural landscape. The brushwork is indicative of Impressionism, capturing the fleeting effects of light and shadow through rapid, loose strokes. The color palette is earthy, consisting of blues, greens, and browns, that blends the figure harmoniously with the environment. The woman’s attire is simple, reflecting her modest status, and she appears engaged in a moment of rest or contemplation. The background shows elements of a traditional countryside scene, with the presence of other figures in the distance, thus situating the central figure within a broader context of rural life. Pissarro’s emphasis on the everyday life of peasants is evident, as he offers a sincere and unidealized glimpse into their world.

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