Steamboats in the Port of Rouen (1896) by Camille Pissarro

Steamboats in the Port of Rouen - Camille Pissarro - 1896

Artwork Information

TitleSteamboats in the Port of Rouen
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions45.7 x 54.6 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art (Met), New York City, NY, US

About Steamboats in the Port of Rouen

“Steamboats in the Port of Rouen,” a masterful artwork by Camille Pissarro, dates back to the year 1896. This cityscape is fashioned from oil on canvas and typifies the Impressionist movement, capturing the bustling activity of a port with deft, expressive brushstrokes. The artwork, with dimensions of 45.7 x 54.6 cm, is currently housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States.

The artwork illustrates a vibrant scene at the harbor of Rouen, marked by the dynamic energy of steamboats and the industrial age. Pissarro’s treatment of light and color conveys the atmosphere of the port, highlighting the transient effects of sunlight and smoke on the water and the surrounding structures. The composition is characterized by loose, rapid brushstrokes that communicate the movement and the fleeting moments of the scene. Industrial machinery blends with the natural elements of the water and sky, creating a seamless integration of man-made and natural beauty. The port’s activity is captured as a harmonious part of the urban landscape, with steamboats serving as focal points within the canvas. This work is a testament to the evolving urban environments of the time and reflects Pissarro’s fascination with modernity and his dedication to portraying contemporary life through the Impressionist lens.

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