The Road to Saint Cyr at Louveciennes by Camille Pissarro

The Road to Saint Cyr at Louveciennes - Camille Pissarro -

Artwork Information

TitleThe Road to Saint Cyr at Louveciennes
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions56 x 46.5 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Road to Saint Cyr at Louveciennes

The artwork, “The Road to Saint Cyr at Louveciennes,” is an oil on canvas painting by the revered artist Camille Pissarro. It is executed in the Impressionist style, a movement known for its emphasis on light and the artist’s immediate perception. The painting measures 56 x 46.5 cm and falls within the landscape genre. Currently, this piece is held within a private collection.

Pissarro’s work captures a tranquil rural road lined with barren trees, suggesting a scene of late autumn or winter. The composition is set under a pale sky, with soft, natural light diffusing throughout, which is characteristic of Pissarro’s Impressionist approach. A central path draws the viewer’s gaze into the depth of the landscape, while figures are dotted along the road, providing a human element to the rustic setting. Houses flank one side of the pathway, completing the serene tableau. Pissarro’s brushwork is loose and free, creating a sense of momentary glimpses rather than a detailed, static, and precise representation.

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