Self Portrait (1873) by Camille Pissarro

Self Portrait - Camille Pissarro - 1873

Artwork Information

TitleSelf Portrait
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris, France

About Self Portrait

The painting you are inquiring about is a self-portrait by Camille Pissarro, created in 1873. The medium of the artwork is oil on canvas, and it falls within the Impressionist movement. This genre of the painting is, indeed, a self-portrait. The original piece is currently housed in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France.

In the portrait, Camille Pissarro has depicted himself with a full, dark beard and is balding on the top of his head. His gaze is direct, facing the viewer, and there’s a notable seriousness to his expression. The brushstrokes are loose and indicative of the Impressionist style, with an emphasis on the effects of light and color rather than meticulous detail. The background appears to be a blend of interior elements, like a window, and possibly outdoor scenes that could be seen through the window, which adds a sense of depth and environment to the piece. The colors are somewhat muted, with earthy tones dominating the palette, yet there are subtle shifts in hue that create a dynamic sense in the composition.

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