Still Life with a Coffee Pot (1900) by Camille Pissarro

Still Life with a Coffee Pot - Camille Pissarro - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleStill Life with a Coffee Pot
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

About Still Life with a Coffee Pot

The artwork “Still Life with a Coffee Pot,” created by Camille Pissarro in 1900, is an oil on canvas representative of the Impressionism movement. This still life genre painting is part of the collection at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It captures everyday objects with a quality of light and atmosphere that is characteristic of Impressionist works.

The artwork portrays a table setting with a coffee pot, a green cup, a white saucer with a spoon, sugar cubes on a plate, and a lemon on a tray. The composition is simple yet lively, with the objects arranged against a backdrop featuring a pattern that seems to mimic flight or movement, possibly alluding to birds in motion. The color palette is dominated by warm earthy tones juxtaposed with the green of the cup, the white of the sugar, and the vibrant yellow of the lemon, creating a rich sensory experience. Pissarro’s brushwork is loose, and the paint is applied in a manner that allows for an interplay of light and shadow, giving the depicted objects a sense of volume and space. The seemingly casual arrangement of the items and the dynamic background pattern encapsulate the fleeting moments of domestic life, an enduring subject in the Impressionist oeuvre.

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