Sunlight, Afternoon, La Rue de l’Epicerie, Rouen (1898) by Camille Pissarro

Sunlight, Afternoon, La Rue de l'Epicerie, Rouen - Camille Pissarro - 1898

Artwork Information

TitleSunlight, Afternoon, La Rue de l'Epicerie, Rouen
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Sunlight, Afternoon, La Rue de l'Epicerie, Rouen

“Sunlight, Afternoon, La Rue de l’Epicerie, Rouen” is an artwork by Camille Pissarro created in 1898. The medium utilized is oil on canvas, and the piece aligns with the Impressionist movement. This cityscape is a pictorial representation of everyday life and urban scenery, housed in a private collection.

The artwork depicts a bustling urban street scene in Rouen, likely captured on a sunny afternoon as suggested by the title. The play of light and shadow is prominent, characteristic of the Impressionist style, where quick brushstrokes and a vibrant palette attempt to convey the fleeting effects of light. Buildings line the street leading the viewer’s eye towards the towering structures in the background, possibly cathedrals or churches, their architecture sharply rendered against the sky. The presence of figures in various scales, going about their daily activities, adds life and movement to the scene. The artwork is a visual documentation of its time, displaying the rhythm of city life through the Impressionist lens, which sought to capture moments with immediacy and authenticity.

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