The village path – thatched cottages in Valhermeil (1880) by Camille Pissarro

The village path - thatched cottages in Valhermeil - Camille Pissarro - 1880

Artwork Information

TitleThe village path - thatched cottages in Valhermeil
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions59 x 73 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The village path - thatched cottages in Valhermeil

The artwork titled “The Village Path – Thatched Cottages in Valhermeil” was painted by the Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro in 1880. The painting is executed in oil on canvas, with dimensions of 59 x 73 cm. As an example of the Impressionism movement, it captures a landscape scene and is currently housed in a private collection.

Describing the artwork, one can see an intimate rural setting depicted with the loose brushwork characteristic of Impressionist paintings. It portrays a tranquil village scene with thatched cottages nestled among lush greenery. The foreground features a path leading through the village, lined by a stone wall and overgrown with vegetation. On this path, there is a figure, possibly a woman, in traditional attire, suggesting daily life and activity in the village. The sky above is rendered with soft blues and whites, implying a gentle, overcast day. Overall, the painting conveys a sense of peace and bucolic simplicity, inviting the viewer into a moment of rural 19th-century French life as seen through the eyes of Pissarro.

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