Setting Sun, Autumn in Eragny (1900) by Camille Pissarro

Setting Sun, Autumn in Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleSetting Sun, Autumn in Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions54.4 x 65.4 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Setting Sun, Autumn in Eragny

Created by Camille Pissarro in 1900, “Setting Sun, Autumn in Eragny” is an oil on canvas painting that belongs to the Impressionism movement. Measuring 54.4 x 65.4 cm, this captivating landscape is part of a private collection. The scene is imbued with the fleeting effects of light and color characteristic of Impressionist art.

The artwork illustrates a serene, bucolic landscape during autumn in Eragny. The composition is bathed in the warm, soft light of a setting sun, depicted with loose brushstrokes that convey the movement and atmosphere of the scene. Trees dominate the foreground with dappled sunlight filtering through their leaves, punctuated by the diverse hues of green, yellow, and brown that signify the autumnal transformation. The skyline reveals a hint of civilization with a slender church spire rising in the distance. Figures are faintly visible among the fields, suggesting the presence of life and activity within this tranquil setting. The sky is rendered with light blue and white strokes, indicating a clear, possibly crisp autumn day, while the paint application gives a sense of vitality to the artwork, despite the seemingly peaceful setting. Overall, the painting mirrors the Impressionist interest in capturing the essence of a moment and the transient effects of light.

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