Self Portrait (1903) by Camille Pissarro

Self Portrait - Camille Pissarro - 1903

Artwork Information

TitleSelf Portrait
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions41 x 33 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationTate Britain, London, UK

About Self Portrait

This artwork is a self-portrait by Camille Pissarro, completed in 1903. Executed in oil on canvas, it measures 41 x 33 cm and is painted in the Impressionist style. This self-portrait is part of the collection at Tate Britain in London, United Kingdom.

The painting depicts the artist himself in his elder years, characterized by his mature, bearded visage. Pissarro is seen wearing a dark suit and a black hat against a blurred, indistinct background. The use of light and color is typical of the Impressionist movement, capturing the essence of the subject with loose, visible brushstrokes that suggest form and depth rather than meticulously defining them. The background suggests an urban setting, possibly a view from a window, which is implied by the diffused representation of buildings. Pissarro’s expression is somber, and his furrowed brow along with deep-set eyes give an appearance of contemplation or introspection. His gaze seems to be directed slightly downwards, rather than engaging directly with the viewer. The overall palette is muted, with a dominance of earthy tones complemented by the subtle interplay of light and shadow, which lends a sculptural quality to Pissarro’s face and attire.

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