The Tuileries Gardens 2 (1900) by Camille Pissarro

The Tuileries Gardens 2 - Camille Pissarro - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleThe Tuileries Gardens 2
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

About The Tuileries Gardens 2

“The Tuileries Gardens 2,” painted by Camille Pissarro in 1900, is an oil on canvas artwork that aligns with the Impressionist movement. This cityscape portrays the vibrant atmosphere of the Tuileries Gardens and is part of the collection at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The artwork presents a vista of the Tuileries Gardens, exhibiting a bustling promenade with citizens milling about, engaged in leisurely activities. The garden itself is depicted with a masterful balance of cultivated geometry and naturalistic representation, typical of Pissarro’s approach. Pissarro’s brushwork captures the shifting light and ephemeral qualities of the scene, embodied through a palette that blends earthen tones with the luminous sky.

Foreground trees to the left show autumnal hues, indicating the season, while the rest of the foliage maintains a green vibrancy. The horizon is punctuated by architectural silhouettes that anchor the viewer’s gaze, delivering a sense of depth and scale. The sky is awash with a complex array of yellows and violets, suggesting a time of day where the light begins to wane. The artwork ably communicates the transient moments of day-to-day Parisian life at the turn of the 20th century, captured through the lens of Impressionism’s fleeting impressions and textured surfaces.

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