Sunrise over the Fields, Eragny (1891) by Camille Pissarro

Sunrise over the Fields, Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1891

Artwork Information

TitleSunrise over the Fields, Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions23.5 x 30.2 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Sunrise over the Fields, Eragny

“Sunrise over the Fields, Eragny” is a pastel on paper artwork created by Camille Pissarro in 1891. The piece is an exemplar of the Impressionist movement, measuring 23.5 by 30.2 centimeters and falling within the landscape genre. As of the last recorded information, the artwork resides within a private collection.

The artwork depicts a serene rural scene at dawn, characterized by a gentle sunrise that casts a warm glow over the fields of Eragny. Pissarro’s use of pastel has rendered the landscape softly, with delicate strokes and a harmonious palette that captures the transient effects of light—a hallmark of Impressionist technique. The visible textures and subtle interplay of colors suggest the freshness of the morning and the peacefulness of the countryside. The horizon is marked by a row of trees and bushes, while the foreground displays fields with varying tones of yellows and greens, bisected by pathways or farmland boundaries. The sky, lightly suffused with the day’s first light, offers an impression of the sun’s gentle ascent, rather than a detailed depiction of the celestial body itself. This artwork exemplifies Pissarro’s enduring fascination with the natural world and his mastery in conveying its ephemeral beauty.

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