The Louvre, Morning, Mist (1901) by Camille Pissarro

The Louvre, Morning, Mist - Camille Pissarro - 1901

Artwork Information

TitleThe Louvre, Morning, Mist
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions73 x 92 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMuseo Botero, Bogotá, Colombia

About The Louvre, Morning, Mist

“The Louvre, Morning, Mist,” an artwork by Camille Pissarro, was created in 1901 and is crafted using oil on canvas. Embodying the essence of Impressionism, this cityscape measures 73 x 92 cm and is currently housed at the Museo Botero in Bogotá, Colombia. The artwork depicts a serene, atmospheric view of the Louvre and the surroundings cloaked in the diffuse light of morning mist.

In the artwork, Pissarro captures the transient effects of light and atmosphere with a muted palette, which is characteristic of the Impressionist movement’s intent to reflect the immediacy of a moment. The viewer’s eye is drawn to the subtle interplay of colors and the play of light across the canvas. The foreground includes a promenade with pedestrians, while the middle ground is dominated by the misty outlines of the Louvre and a bridge spanning the Seine. The bare branches of the trees are finely detailed, adding a textural contrast to the softness of the misty backdrop. Despite being a cityscape, the artwork conveys a sense of tranquility typically associated with natural landscapes.

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