The Rising Path, Pontoise (1875) by Camille Pissarro

The Rising Path, Pontoise - Camille Pissarro - 1875

Artwork Information

TitleThe Rising Path, Pontoise
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationBrooklyn Museum, New York City, NY, US

About The Rising Path, Pontoise

“The Rising Path, Pontoise,” created by the artist Camille Pissarro in 1875, is an oil on canvas landscape painting belonging to the Impressionism movement. This artwork is curated at the Brooklyn Museum, located in New York City, NY, US.

The artwork captures a serene rural landscape with a dappled play of light and shade characteristic of Impressionist works. The canvas depicts a lush countryside with a rising path leading the viewer’s eye toward the horizon. A scattering of buildings nestled within the foliage reveals human habitation amidst nature. The foliage is rendered with energetic brushstrokes, conveying the texture of the trees and undergrowth. A soft palette of greens, whites, and earth tones imbues the scene with a feeling of tranquility and natural beauty. The painting’s loose brushwork allows for an intimate experience of the place and time, creating an impression of a fleeting moment that Pissarro sought to immortalize through his artistic lens.

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