The Port of Le Havre (1903) by Camille Pissarro

The Port of Le Havre - Camille Pissarro - 1903

Artwork Information

TitleThe Port of Le Havre
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions50 x 81 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Port of Le Havre

The painting “The Port of Le Havre” by Camille Pissarro, created in 1903, is an oil on canvas exemplifying the Impressionist movement. Measuring 50 by 81 centimeters, this cityscape genre artwork is part of a private collection. Pissarro, known for his contributions to the impressionist style, captures the bustling activity and fluidity of the port with his characteristic brushwork.

The artwork depicts a lively maritime scene infused with the energy of daily life in the port city. At the foreground, throngs of people animate the busy dockside, creating a sense of movement and vibrancy. The backdrop showcases an array of ships, some with sails unfurled, set against a dynamic industrial landscape characterized by smoking chimneys. An intriguing interplay of colors reflects the activity of the port, while Pissarro’s loose and expressive brush strokes capture the transient effects of light and atmosphere, hallmarks of the Impressionist movement. The sky, filled with voluminous clouds, provides a powerful counterpoint to the industrial elements of the scene, emphasizing the transient interplay between nature and human industry.

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