The Fair, Dieppe Sunny Afternoon (1901) by Camille Pissarro

The Fair, Dieppe Sunny Afternoon - Camille Pissarro - 1901

Artwork Information

TitleThe Fair, Dieppe Sunny Afternoon
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions73.5 x 92.1 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPhiladelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, US

About The Fair, Dieppe Sunny Afternoon

The artwork titled “The Fair, Dieppe Sunny Afternoon” is an oil on canvas painting created by the artist Camille Pissarro in 1901. As a notable example of the Impressionist movement, the artwork measures 73.5 by 92.1 cm and represents the cityscape genre. Currently, the painting is housed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA, US.

Depicting a bustling market scene, the artwork captures the vibrancy and activity of a fair in Dieppe on a sunny afternoon. Pissarro employs a richly textured brushwork that is characteristic of Impressionism, infusing the scene with light and movement. The composition is alive with an array of figures—marketgoers, vendors, and casual observers—all intermingling under the open sky. The architecture forms a colorful backdrop with varied facades and windows that draw the viewer’s eye across the canvas. Prominent elements like the large red and white striped awnings and the bright orange parasol punctuate the canvas with bold splashes of color, emphasizing the atmosphere of festivity. This work, through its use of light, shadow, and color, exemplifies the essence of Impressionism and its focus on capturing the transient moments of everyday life.

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