Sunset with Mist, Eragny (1890) by Camille Pissarro

Sunset with Mist, Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1890

Artwork Information

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

About Sunset with Mist, Eragny

The artwork “Sunset with Mist, Eragny” is a creation of the esteemed artist Camille Pissarro, dating back to the year 1890. This piece is executed using the medium of watercolor on paper and is a quintessential representation of the Impressionist movement, to which Pissarro significantly contributed. The genre of the artwork is landscape, and it currently resides in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, UK.

The artwork presents a tranquil and atmospheric landscape, characterized by its subdued and harmonious color palette that captures the essence of a misty sunset. The scene depicts the sun, rendered as a radiant orb, descending into the horizon, enveloping the sky and land in a soft, golden glow. The subtle application of watercolor allows for a play of light and shadow, creating a sense of depth and movement in the flat landscape. Hints of blue and purple in the backdrop contribute to a cool counterbalance against the warm yellows and oranges, exemplifying the artist’s skill in manipulating color to evoke mood and time of day.

Pissarro’s deft handling of the medium emphasizes the fleeting moments of natural light and the transient effects of weather and time, which are central themes of Impressionism. With its simplistic yet evocative composition, the artwork invites the viewer to experience the serenity and transitory beauty of the natural world, and stands as a testament to Pissarro’s mastery of landscape painting within this groundbreaking artistic movement.

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