The Louvre, Afternoon (1902) by Camille Pissarro

The Louvre, Afternoon - Camille Pissarro - 1902

Artwork Information

TitleThe Louvre, Afternoon
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions33 x 41 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Louvre, Afternoon

The artwork “The Louvre, Afternoon” by Camille Pissarro, created in 1902, is an oil on canvas that is a quintessential example of the Impressionist movement. Measuring 33 x 41 cm, it captures the essence of a cityscape and is presently held in a private collection.

The painting depicts a view of the Louvre Museum in Paris as seen from across the Seine River. The afternoon light bathes the scene in warm, diffused tones, a characteristic trait of Impressionism’s fascination with the play of natural light. The artwork features the bustling riverfront activity with figures strolling along the quay, boats navigating the water, and the distant architectural forms of the iconic Parisian landmark. Pissarro employed quick, visible brushstrokes which give the work a sense of vibrancy and movement. Inherent to the genre, the cityscape is not rendered in meticulous detail but rather conveys a vivid impression of the atmosphere and experience of the location.

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