Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep (1886) by Camille Pissarro

Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep - Camille Pissarro - 1886

Artwork Information

TitleShepherdess Bringing in Sheep
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions38.1 x 46.4 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationFred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (University of Oklahoma), Norman, OK, US

About Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep

The painting “Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep” by Camille Pissarro was created in 1886 and is an oil on canvas artwork that exemplifies the Impressionist art movement. Measuring 38.1 x 46.4 cm, this genre painting currently resides in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, United States.

The artwork presents a bucolic scene centered on the figure of a shepherdess who is pictured in the act of guiding a flock of sheep. The composition focuses on the proximity of the shepherdess to the viewer, with the sheep gathered in the foreground, creating a feeling of immediate presence. The background features a cluster of houses with rustic charm, surrounded by lush vegetation indicative of a rural environment.

The use of light and color is reflective of the Impressionist technique, with brushstrokes that capture the shifts in tone and shadow, giving the scene a vivid and textured appearance. Pissarro’s talent for rendering the simplicity and tranquility of country life is evident in the way he portrays the figures and the landscape, leaving the viewer with an impression of a serene pastoral moment frozen in time.

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