The Crystal Palace, London (1871) by Camille Pissarro

The Crystal Palace, London - Camille Pissarro - 1871

Artwork Information

TitleThe Crystal Palace, London
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions73.5 x 47.2 cm
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationArt Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

About The Crystal Palace, London

“The Crystal Palace, London” is an artwork by Camille Pissarro created in 1871. This oil on canvas piece is crafted in the Realism art movement and is a cityscape. The dimensions of the piece are 73.5 x 47.2 cm. Currently, this work can be seen at the Art Institute of Chicago, located in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

In describing the artwork, we see a cityscape depicting an everyday street scene with a sense of serene realism that Camille Pissarro is known for. It appears to be an overcast day with clouds filling the sky, and there is a prominent flag waving at the left side of the composition, indicating a slight breeze. The central thoroughfare is bustling with activity; people are strolling down the sidewalks, and horse-drawn carriages travel along the road. On the right side, pedestrians are rendered with quick brushstrokes that capture their movement and the bustle of the street, while the left side shows more stationary carriages, perhaps waiting for passengers or enjoying a rest. The artist has meticulously depicted the details of the urban landscape, including the lamp posts, the boundary wall with foliage over it, and the row of buildings stretching into the distance. The atmosphere exudes a tranquil, yet dynamic energy typical of city life.

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