Study for ‘La Batterie a Montfoucault’ (c.1874 – c.1875) by Camille Pissarro

Study for 'La Batterie a Montfoucault' - Camille Pissarro - c.1874 - c.1875

Artwork Information

TitleStudy for 'La Batterie a Montfoucault'
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Datec.1874 - c.1875
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Study for 'La Batterie a Montfoucault'

The artwork entitled “Study for ‘La Batterie a Montfoucault'” is a creative endeavor by the esteemed artist Camille Pissarro, conceptualized circa 1874 to 1875. Executed in pastel on paper, it stands as a testament to the Impressionist movement, a period characterized by its distinctive brush strokes and vivid depiction of light. Classified as a sketch and study, it is part of a private collection, emphasizing its exclusivity and the artist’s process of exploration.

In the artwork, one observes a tranquil rural scene imbued with a sense of immediacy and looseness typical of a study. In the foreground, a solitary white horse stands out against a warmer-hued earthy path, suggesting perhaps a moment of rest or contemplation. The background is adorned with soft, lush trees of varying shades of green, contributing to the impression of a gentle breeze and the transient nature of the moment captured by Pissarro. This blend of natural elements with the animal subject creates a harmonious rural composition that reflects the artist’s profound interest in the landscape and agrarian life. The pastel medium allows for subtle gradations of color and a softness that enhances the overall atmospherics of the scene, underscored by Pissarro’s light yet purposeful touch.

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