The cabage place at Pontoise (1882) by Camille Pissarro

The cabage place at Pontoise - Camille Pissarro - 1882

Artwork Information

TitleThe cabage place at Pontoise
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementPointillism,Neo-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The cabage place at Pontoise

“The Cabbage Place at Pontoise” is a notable artwork by Camille Pissarro, painted in 1882. The medium of the artwork is oil on canvas, and it belongs to the art movements of Pointillism and Neo-Impressionism, which are recognized for their innovative use of small, distinct dots of color applied in patterns to form an image. This particular artwork is categorized within the landscape genre and is currently held in a private collection.

The artwork portrays a rural scene with an emphasis on the natural environment and agricultural life. In the fore, there is a row of robust, round-topped trees that guide the viewer’s eye toward a small house nestled amidst the fields. The palette is rich in earth tones, with variances in green and brown that denote the different crops and textures of the landscape. The sky is rendered with subtle gradations, suggesting the transient light of either early morning or late afternoon. Pissarro’s brushwork exhibits the texture and vibrancy characteristic of his Neo-Impressionistic style, with the landscape’s lively surface hinting at the labor and life inherent to the land. The artwork captures not only the tangible elements of the scene but also a sense of the atmosphere, typical of the Impressionist aim to depict the fleeting moments of light and color in the natural world.

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