The Rainbow (1877) by Camille Pissarro

The Rainbow - Camille Pissarro - 1877

Artwork Information

TitleThe Rainbow
ArtistCamille Pissarro
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions52.7 x 81.8 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationKröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

About The Rainbow

The artwork titled “The Rainbow” was created by the artist Camille Pissarro in the year 1877. This oil on canvas is a fine example of the Impressionist movement, characterized by its distinctive brushwork and emphasis on the play of natural light. The piece has dimensions of 52.7 x 81.8 cm and falls within the landscape genre. Currently, it is housed at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands.

“The Rainbow” by Pissarro captures a serene, bucolic landscape, vibrant with the soft, diffused light of the Impressionist style. The expansive view features rolling fields under a spacious sky scattered with gentle clouds. A farm or rural settlement occupies the mid-ground, with buildings that nestle harmoniously into the verdant surroundings. In the foreground, several figures can be seen, likely local farm workers or villagers, lending a sense of human presence and scale to the landscape. The overall effect is one of tranquil, pastoral beauty, interrupted only by the presence of the rainbow in the sky that adds a magical, ephemeral element to the scene.

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