The Inner Port and Pilots Jetty, Havre (1903) by Camille Pissarro

The Inner Port and Pilots Jetty, Havre - Camille Pissarro - 1903

Artwork Information

TitleThe Inner Port and Pilots Jetty, Havre
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions43 x 52 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Inner Port and Pilots Jetty, Havre

The artwork titled “The Inner Port and Pilots Jetty, Havre” was created by the notable artist Camille Pissarro in the year 1903. The medium used for this cityscape piece is oil on canvas, and it measures 43 x 52 centimeters. Exemplifying the Impressionism movement, this painting is currently held in a private collection.

In the artwork, one observes a vibrant impressionistic portrayal of a bustling port scene. Pissarro’s brushwork encapsulates the lively activity and atmospheric conditions typical of a maritime setting. The composition is dominated by a multitude of sailboats with their sails unfurled, navigating the water or docked along the quayside. Industrial structures, most notably a towering jetty, punctuates the skyline, showcasing the symbiosis of human engineering and natural seascapes.

The foreground is animated with small figures, likely the local sailors and workers, giving a sense of scale and activity to the scene. The use of muted yet varied color palette conveys the essence of the time of day and the weather, with attention to the effects of light on the water and in the sky. The painting encapsulates the transient qualities of light and atmosphere, characteristics that are central to the Impressionist movement, ultimately offering a dynamic and engaging view of the harbor at Havre.

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