Sunset with Fog, Eragny (1891) by Camille Pissarro

Sunset with Fog, Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1891

Artwork Information

TitleSunset with Fog, Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Sunset with Fog, Eragny

“Sunset with Fog, Eragny” is an oil on canvas artwork by Camille Pissarro, created in 1891. This impressionist landscape painting is part of a private collection. Pissarro, a notable artist within the Impressionism movement, has depicted a serene landscape scene bathed in the warm light of a setting sun.

The artwork showcases a vast expanse of open terrain, veiled partially by mist. The horizon is dominated by a gently descending sun, its glow casting a warm amber hue across the cloud-strewn sky. The ground, suffused with subtle shades, suggests the presence of fields and fauna, harmoniously blending into the cool blue and gray tones of the enveloping fog. The faint outlines of trees and a church spire punctuate the landscape, suggesting a tranquil rural setting. Pissarro utilizes a mélange of brushstrokes to give the painting a tangible sense of atmosphere, typical of the Impressionist intent to capture the fleeting moments of light and color. The composition, though revealing little in the way of intricate detail, communicates a profound sense of peace, typical of Pissarro’s work, and reflects his masterful ability to convey the ephemeral beauty of nature.

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