The Pavillion de Flore and the Pont Royal (1902) by Camille Pissarro

The Pavillion de Flore and the Pont Royal - Camille Pissarro - 1902

Artwork Information

TitleThe Pavillion de Flore and the Pont Royal
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions65 x 81 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Pavillion de Flore and the Pont Royal

The artwork “The Pavillion de Flore and the Pont Royal” by Camille Pissarro, painted in 1902, is an exquisite example of the Impressionism art movement. Rendered in oil on canvas, this cityscape measures 65 by 81 centimeters and was part of a private collection at the time of the knowledge cutoff. The Impressionist technique evident in the artwork captures the ephemeral nature of light and atmosphere, quintessential to the genre.

In the artwork, Pissarro conveys a vivid depiction of the Pavillion de Flore, a section of the Louvre Palace, along with the Pont Royal bridge in Paris. The texture of the painting suggests the brisk application of paint, typical of Impressionist works, creating a lively and dynamic surface that seems to shimmer with the movement of light and color. The Seine River flows under the stately arch of the Pont Royal, its waters reflecting the sky and the structures around it with swift, broken brushstrokes.

The trees in the foreground frame the composition, their leaves dappling the scene with various shades of green and indicating the presence of light filtering through. The skyline is characterized by the cloudy sky, rendered with soft hues that contrast with the more defined architectural forms, illustrating a typical Parisian day.

In the distance, figures can be discerned upon the bridge, suggesting the daily hustle and bustle of the city. The Pavillion de Flore stands prominently in the background, its intricate facades emphasized by the artist’s lively touch, encapsulating the grandeur and elegance of Parisian architecture. Pissarro’s portrayal of this urban landscape is infused with a palpable sense of the moment, suggesting not only the visual splendor of the scene but also the transient nature of the atmosphere, a hallmark of the Impressionist vision.

Other Artwork from Camille Pissarro

More Impressionism Artwork

Scroll to Top