The Pont Neuf 2 (1902) by Camille Pissarro

The Pont Neuf 2 - Camille Pissarro - 1902

Artwork Information

TitleThe Pont Neuf 2
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions54.6 x 64.8 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Pont Neuf 2

“The Pont Neuf 2” is an oil on canvas artwork by Camille Pissarro, completed in the year 1902. As an exemplar of the Impressionist movement, the artwork has dimensions of 54.6 by 64.8 cm and falls under the cityscape genre. The painting is part of a private collection and portrays a vibrant and dynamic scene of urban life.

The artwork depicts a bustling view of the Pont Neuf, the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine in Paris. Pissarro’s signature brushwork is evident in the lively, dappled treatment of light and color, capturing the essence of the city’s atmosphere. In this cityscape, various figures are scattered throughout the scene, suggesting the habitual dynamism of urban life. Buildings line the riverbank, showcasing the distinctive architecture of Paris during that era. The sky above is rendered with a sense of movement, conveying the transient quality of light, a fundamental aspect of Impressionist painting. Flags are visible atop a structure, indicating perhaps a sense of nationalism or festivity. The capture of daily life and the urban environment is central to this piece, embodying the key characteristics of the Impressionist movement, such as the focus on modernity and the fleeting moments of everyday experiences.

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