The Pond at Montfoucault (1874) by Camille Pissarro

The Pond at Montfoucault - Camille Pissarro - 1874

Artwork Information

TitleThe Pond at Montfoucault
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions60.3 x 73.3 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Pond at Montfoucault

“The Pond at Montfoucault” is an oil on canvas painting by Camille Pissarro, created in 1874. As part of the Impressionism movement, this landscape piece measures 60.3 x 73.3 cm and is currently in a private collection. The artwork captures the tranquility of a rural setting with an emphasis on light and atmosphere, which are hallmarks of Impressionist art.

The painting depicts a serene pond surrounded by lush greenery with hints of autumnal yellow. Reflections of the trees shimmer on the rippled surface of the water, where a group of ducks is swimming. The artist has masterfully handled the play of light, casting dappled sunshine across the scene, and employing loose, quick brushstrokes that give the composition its lively texture. The sky appears overcast yet bright, suggesting a soft diffusion of light typical of an overcast day. Pissarro’s brushwork enlivens the leaves, branches, and pond surface with a vibrancy that evokes the constant flux of nature. This artwork is a celebration of the rural landscape, capturing a moment of simple, unadorned beauty.

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