Springtime, Peasants in a Field (1882) by Camille Pissarro

Springtime, Peasants in a Field - Camille Pissarro - 1882

Artwork Information

TitleSpringtime, Peasants in a Field
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions24 x 53.3 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Springtime, Peasants in a Field

The artwork entitled “Springtime, Peasants in a Field,” executed by the artist Camille Pissarro in 1882, is an exquisite example of the Impressionist movement. Measuring 24 x 53.3 cm, this genre painting beautifully captures the essence of rural life during springtime and is currently housed in a private collection.

The artwork depicts a panoramic view of a verdant landscape rolling gently away from the viewer. In the foreground, blooming trees with white flowers add a dynamic contrast to the green field, suggesting the vitality of the spring season. The composition is brought to life by the presence of peasants engaged in agricultural activities. To the left, we observe a person seated, looking towards the horizon, while another individual stands prominently in the right foreground, creating a sense of balance and narrative within the scene. The curved upper edge of the artwork suggests it may have been intended as an overmantel or another decorative feature, and it infuses the piece with a unique character that deviates from traditional rectangular canvases. Pissarro’s brushwork, characterized by small, loose strokes, imparts a sense of movement and lightness to the scene, embodying the Impressionist endeavor to represent moments with accuracy and spontaneity. The artist’s use of color and light adeptly conveys the changing qualities of light that define the genre and time period. The artwork skillfully captures a moment in time, evoking the tranquility of rural life and the harmonious relationship between humans and nature, hallmarks of Pissarro’s oeuvre and the wider genre of Impressionist painting.

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