Sunset at Eragny (1890) by Camille Pissarro

Sunset at Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1890

Artwork Information

TitleSunset at Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions65.2 x 81.3 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationIsrael Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

About Sunset at Eragny

The artwork “Sunset at Eragny” is an oil on canvas created by the esteemed artist Camille Pissarro in the year 1890. This painting is a marvelous example of the Impressionist movement, capturing the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere in a landscape. The dimensions of the artwork are 65.2 cm by 81.3 cm. Currently, it is housed at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Israel.

In the artwork, one observes a serene rural landscape bathed in the warm, diffuse light of the sunset. The sky, rendered with a flurry of textured brushstrokes, transitions beautifully from a luminous yellow near the setting sun to a variety of soft pinks and blues, suggesting the shimmering quality of twilight. Below the dramatic sky lies a horizon line marked by a row of trees, their forms simplified and somewhat blurred, typical of the Impressionist technique. The foreground comprises fields that appear rich with the golden hues of the sun’s fading rays, and the entirety of the painting pulses with the dynamic, almost vibrating application of paint—a hallmark of Pissarro’s style and the Impressionist genre. Through the masterful use of color and light, Pissarro effectively conveys the tranquil yet transient moment of dusk.

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