The Church and Farm of Eragny (1895) by Camille Pissarro

The Church and Farm of Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1895

Artwork Information

TitleThe Church and Farm of Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions73.5 x 60 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris, France

About The Church and Farm of Eragny

The artwork entitled “The Church and Farm of Eragny” is an oil on canvas landscape painting by the artist Camille Pissarro, created in the year 1895. This painting is an exemplar of the Impressionist movement, characterized by its vivid play of light and brushwork. The artwork measures 73.5 x 60 cm and is currently housed in the Musée d’Orsay, located in Paris, France.

In the artwork, Pissarro captures a serene rural setting with the titular church and farm at Eragny. Soft, dappled light illuminates the sky, casting a warm glow over the scene. The landscape is rendered with loose, expressive brushstrokes that convey the texture of the foliage and the tranquil atmosphere of the countryside. A tapestry of greens, yellows, and purples suggests the richness of the vegetation, while the architectural features of the church and farm buildings provide a structured contrast to the natural elements. The foreground is occupied by gentle rolling fields, with a few farm animals grazing, surrounded by trees and shrubs, showcasing the harmony between the pastoral life and the environment. The Impressionist influence is evident in the artist’s focus on natural light and the fleeting moments of daily life, captured with immediacy and a vivid sense of place.

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