The Tuileries Gardens Winter Afternoon (1899) by Camille Pissarro

The Tuileries Gardens Winter Afternoon - Camille Pissarro - 1899

Artwork Information

TitleThe Tuileries Gardens Winter Afternoon
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions73.3 x 92.4 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art (Met), New York City, NY, US

About The Tuileries Gardens Winter Afternoon

“The Tuileries Gardens Winter Afternoon” is an exquisite piece of artwork created by Camille Pissarro in 1899. This oil on canvas measures 73.3 x 92.4 cm and is a prime example of the Impressionist movement. Representing the genre of cityscape, the artwork perfectly encapsulates a wintry day in the heart of Paris. It is currently housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York City, NY, US.

The artwork depicts a bustling scene within the Tuileries Gardens, with a multitude of figures scattered across the park, providing a snapshot of leisurely Parisian life at the turn of the century. The foreground shows the garden pathways teeming with people, suggesting the popularity of this urban retreat. In the middle ground, bare trees line the garden, their leafless branches creating intricate patterns against the winter sky, while patches of green grass suggest the resilience of nature amidst the cold season.

Further in the background, through the crisp winter air, a silhouette of the cityscape with prominent buildings can be observed, providing a sense of scale and urban context. The sky above is rendered with soft, blended strokes characteristic of the Impressionist technique, capturing the transient effects of light and atmosphere. Through Pissarro’s masterful use of color and texture, the artwork conveys the chilly ambiance of a winter afternoon softened by the warm activities of the city’s inhabitants.

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