The Gardener, Afternoon Sun, Eragny (1899) by Camille Pissarro

The Gardener, Afternoon Sun, Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1899

Artwork Information

TitleThe Gardener, Afternoon Sun, Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions92.5 x 65.4 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationStaatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

About The Gardener, Afternoon Sun, Eragny

The artwork titled “The Gardener, Afternoon Sun, Eragny” is a creation of artist Camille Pissarro, dating back to 1899. It is an oil painting on canvas, exemplifying the Impressionist movement, a genre characterized by small yet visible brush strokes, an emphasis on the accurate depiction of light, and an ordinary subject matter. It measures 92.5 x 65.4 cm and falls under the category of genre painting, depicting scenes from everyday life. The painting is housed in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, located in Stuttgart, Germany.

In the artwork, one observes a pastoral scenery basking under the gentle embrace of afternoon sunlight. At the focal point of the composition is a figure—presumably a gardener—clad in work attire, standing resolutely in the midst, equipped with a hat that shields them from the sun’s rays. The gardener grips a bucket, indicative of toil amidst nature’s bounty. The background is a tableau of lush vegetation, with varying shades of green, interspersed with dabs of warmer hues that suggest the wild, untamed growth of the meadow or field. The Impressionist brushwork conveys a vivacious and dynamic atmosphere, capturing the transient quality of light and the immersiveness of the rural landscape. It’s a scene that invites reflection on the simple, yet vital act of tending to the land—a timeless endeavor that resonates through Pissarro’s masterful strokes.

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