The Sower, Montfoucault (1875) by Camille Pissarro

The Sower, Montfoucault - Camille Pissarro - 1875

Artwork Information

TitleThe Sower, Montfoucault
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions46 x 55 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Sower, Montfoucault

“The Sower, Montfoucault” is an artwork by Camille Pissarro, painted in 1875 using oil on canvas. This piece exemplifies the Impressionist movement and falls within the genre painting category. It has dimensions measuring 46 by 55 centimeters and is currently held in a private collection.

The artwork captures a scene of rural labor characterized by impressionistic brushstrokes and a vivid portrayal of light. In the foreground, a sower is depicted in mid-stride, scattering seeds onto the plowed earth beneath him. He dons a white shirt with rolled-up sleeves, blue trousers, and sturdy boots, and is equipped with a broad-brimmed hat, shading his face. The background features another agricultural worker guiding a horse-drawn plow through the field, further underscoring the thematic focus on farming activities. The use of color and light in the artwork is harmonious, imbuing the scene with both a sense of immediacy and the tranquility of the countryside. The trees, sky, and figures are rendered with loose, expressive brushwork characteristic of the Impressionist style, aiming to capture the essence and atmosphere of the moment rather than meticulous detail.

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