The Effect of Snow at l’Hermitage, Pontoise (1875) by Camille Pissarro

The Effect of Snow at l'Hermitage, Pontoise - Camille Pissarro - 1875

Artwork Information

TitleThe Effect of Snow at l'Hermitage, Pontoise
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions54 x 65 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Effect of Snow at l'Hermitage, Pontoise

The artwork titled “The Effect of Snow at l’Hermitage, Pontoise” was created by the artist Camille Pissarro in 1875. This oil painting on canvas measures 54 x 65 centimeters and is a fine example of the Impressionism movement, depicting a landscape genre. The original is part of a private collection.

In “The Effect of Snow at l’Hermitage, Pontoise,” Pissarro captures a winter scene with a sense of immediacy and the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere that are characteristic of Impressionist painting. The composition includes snow-covered fields with patches of grass peeking through, leafless trees with intricate branches, and houses with subtly hued walls. The sky suggests a cool, overcast day, with hints of warmth on the horizon suggesting either a setting or rising sun. The brushwork is loose and dynamic, enabling a vibrant and textured portrayal of the snow and the landscape. Pissarro utilizes a muted palette with occasional pops of color to create depth and interest, inviting the viewer to experience the winter chill and the tranquility of the rural setting.

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