The Dunes at Knocke, Belgium (1902) by Camille Pissarro

The Dunes at Knocke, Belgium - Camille Pissarro - 1902

Artwork Information

TitleThe Dunes at Knocke, Belgium
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Dunes at Knocke, Belgium

The artwork titled “The Dunes at Knocke, Belgium” is an Impressionist oil on canvas painting created by artist Camille Pissarro in 1902. As a piece reflecting the Impressionism art movement, it is classified as a landscape genre and, as of the last known record, is part of a private collection.

This painting portrays a serene landscape dominated by rolling sand dunes under a vast sky. The color palette consists of soft earth tones, with sandy yellows, touches of green, and subdued pinks blending to convey the natural beauty of the dunes. The sky is rendered with strokes of blues and purples mixed with whites and grays, suggesting a lively but overcast day. In the distance, a cluster of buildings possibly represents a rural settlement, suggesting human presence without overtly dominating the scenery. The brushwork is loose and sketch-like, characteristic of Pissarro’s style during the Impressionist period, capturing the essence of the scene with dynamic and lively strokes. Through this painting, Pissarro communicates the transient effects of light and the sensory experience of the Belgian coastal landscape.

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