Snow Effect at Eragny (1894) by Camille Pissarro

Snow Effect at Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1894

Artwork Information

TitleSnow Effect at Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions73.5 x 92 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris, France

About Snow Effect at Eragny

The artwork titled “Snow Effect at Eragny” was created by the esteemed artist Camille Pissarro in the year 1894. This exquisite oil on canvas painting resonates with the spirit of Impressionism, a movement known for its innovative exploration of light and color. Measuring 73.5 by 92 cm, the artwork is a fine example of the landscape genre and is currently housed in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France.

In the artwork, we observe a serene winter scene at Eragny, characterized by a subdued palette that captures the essence of a snow-covered landscape. The composition is replete with leafless trees that exhibit a delicate tracery against the soft winter sky, their branches a medley of muted reds and browns indicative of the season. The treatment of light and shadow suggests the subdued tones of an overcast day, with patches of snow lending brightness to the ground. In the distance, hints of structures suggest human habitation without imposing on the tranquility of the natural setting. The artist’s use of light brush strokes and textured application of paint creates an impression of the chilly and atmospheric conditions, inviting the viewer to experience the quiet and crisp air of a rural winter’s day.

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