Sunset at Eragny (1902) by Camille Pissarro

Sunset at Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1902

Artwork Information

TitleSunset at Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationAshmolean Museum, Oxford, UK

About Sunset at Eragny

The artwork titled “Sunset at Eragny” is a creation of Camille Pissarro, dating back to 1902. This oil on canvas is a quintessential example of the Impressionist movement, to which Pissarro contributed significantly. The genre of the artwork is landscape, and it presently resides at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, United Kingdom.

The painting exhibits a rich tapestry of greens, oranges, and yellows, suggesting the warmth and transient light of a sunset over the pastoral landscape of Eragny. Pissarro’s brushwork is loose and gestural, imbued with the Impressionistic technique that sought to capture the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere. A harmony of natural colors is interwoven with a sense of tranquility and the beauty of the rural setting at the day’s end. The viewer might note the absence of the sun itself, with the artist choosing instead to convey its presence through the illuminated sky and the gentle gradation of colors throughout the composition. There’s a sensation of the ephemeral moment seized, an emblematic characteristic of Impressionism, where the perception of the scene takes precedence over the detailed representation.

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