The Pont Boieldieu, Rouen, Sunset, Misty Weather (1896) by Camille Pissarro

The Pont Boieldieu, Rouen, Sunset, Misty Weather - Camille Pissarro - 1896

Artwork Information

TitleThe Pont Boieldieu, Rouen, Sunset, Misty Weather
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions54 x 65 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris, France

About The Pont Boieldieu, Rouen, Sunset, Misty Weather

The painting “The Pont Boieldieu, Rouen, Sunset, Misty Weather” is a cityscape created by Camille Pissarro in 1896. This Impressionist artwork, executed in oil on canvas, measures 54 x 65 cm. It depicts an urban scene with a bridge and is currently housed at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France.

The artwork captures a bustling city atmosphere during a misty sunset. The Pont Boieldieu bridge in Rouen spans a river with boats visible on the water, suggesting the significance of the river as a commercial artery. The haze of the mist softens the contours and diffuses the light, typical of the Impressionist style, which aims to capture the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere. The bridge is crowded with figures and carriages, emphasizing the daily activities of the townspeople. In the background, industrial smokestacks rise above the skyline, indicating the city’s economic activity and the industrial era that Pissarro lived through. The brushwork is loose and visible, a hallmark of Impressionism, which adds to the sensation of movement and vitality within the scene.

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