Study for ‘All Saints’ Church, Upper Norwood’ (1871) by Camille Pissarro

Study for 'All Saints' Church, Upper Norwood' - Camille Pissarro - 1871

Artwork Information

TitleStudy for 'All Saints' Church, Upper Norwood'
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Study for 'All Saints' Church, Upper Norwood'

The artwork entitled “Study for ‘All Saints’ Church, Upper Norwood'” is a creation by the artist Camille Pissarro dated to the year 1871. It exemplifies the Impressionist movement, serving as a sketch and study. Currently, the artwork is housed in a private collection.

The artwork reveals a street scene that conjures a sense of momentary experience characteristic of the Impressionist style. Dominating the composition is a towering church spire, striking in its verticality against the horizontal expanse of cloudy sky. To the right, the pathway curves, lined with trees appearing in silhouette, leading the viewer into the scene.

Foreground activity includes pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages, subtly sketched, moving along the street. These figures convey a bustle of life without overwhelming the tranquility suggested by the soft, diffused treatment of light and atmosphere. Pissarro’s work may be interpreted as an exploration of the interplay between architecture, humans, and nature, orchestrated under the enigmatic theater of weather.

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