The Carrousel, Grey Weather (1899) by Camille Pissarro

The Carrousel, Grey Weather - Camille Pissarro - 1899

Artwork Information

TitleThe Carrousel, Grey Weather
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions54 x 65 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Carrousel, Grey Weather

“The Carrousel, Grey Weather” is an oil on canvas artwork created by the artist Camille Pissarro in 1899. Measuring 54 x 65 cm, this cityscape is a representation of the Impressionist movement, which Pissarro contributed to significantly during his career. As of the most recent information, the artwork resides within a private collection, signaling its exclusive status and value to collectors.

In the artwork, Pissarro captures a bustling scene of urban life with a focus on the Carrousel gardens, which are situated near the Louvre in Paris. The viewpoint is slightly elevated, offering a comprehensive vista of the area. The painting features a myriad of minute figures milling about the gardens and adjacent spaces, suggesting the vibrancy of city life. Notably, the artist has employed a palette that resonates with the title of the piece, rendering the atmosphere in hues of grey and muted tones, evocative of overcast or inclement weather.

Pissarro’s brushwork is characteristic of Impressionism, with loose, expressive strokes that convey the ephemeral quality of light and atmosphere rather than meticulous details. The architecture is outlined with a sense of immediacy, capturing the transient nature of the moment. Buildings and trees blend into one another under the grey sky, with subtle differentiation between the natural and the man-made. The work as a whole speaks to the transient effects of light and color, essentials of the Impressionist approach, and Parisian life at the turn of the 20th century.

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