The Village of Eragny (1885) by Camille Pissarro

The Village of Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1885

Artwork Information

TitleThe Village of Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Date1885
Mediumoil,canvas
Dimensions59.7 x 73 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Village of Eragny

“The Village of Eragny” is a landscape painting by Camille Pissarro, an artist associated with the Impressionism movement. This artwork was completed in 1885 and is executed in oil on canvas, measuring 59.7 by 73 centimeters. The genre of the painting is, indeed, a landscape, aptly capturing an outdoor scene. The painting is not on public display as it belongs to a private collection.

The artwork portrays a rural village, nestled amidst a gentle landscape that seemingly rolls towards the viewer. Placid roofs of the village homes create a patchwork of neutral tones and are framed by the dark lines of trees and fences, while a prominent church spire rises towards the dynamic and textural sky. The foreground presents what appears to be agricultural fields, rendered in colorful strokes that show the Impressionists’ interest in the play of light and natural settings. Pissarro’s use of vibrant colors amidst subtler hues, as well as the loose brushwork typical of Impressionism, imbues the scene with a sense of life and the momentary effects of light and weather upon the land. The overall scene captures the tranquility of rural life, a common subject for Pissarro, revealing his deep appreciation for nature‚Äôs nuanced beauty and the everyday life within these serene settings.

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