Three Women Cutting Grass (1886) by Camille Pissarro

Three Women Cutting Grass - Camille Pissarro - 1886

Artwork Information

TitleThree Women Cutting Grass
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Three Women Cutting Grass

The artwork “Three Women Cutting Grass” by Camille Pissarro is an oil on canvas painting dating back to 1886. This piece is a product of the Impressionism art movement and falls under the genre painting category. The painting is currently held in a private collection.

In the painting, we observe three women engaged in the laborious task of cutting grass. The scene is set in a vast field that stretches into the background with hints of a vast sky above. The women are depicted in a naturalistic manner, consistent with the Impressionist focus on capturing the essence of the moment and the play of light. The woman in the foreground is bending over, likely cutting the grass, while the one standing in the middle seems to be taking a brief pause, possibly to straighten her back or rest for a moment. The third woman is seated in the grass further back, appearing to be either taking a break or preparing to continue the work.

The painting is composed with loose brushstrokes, a hallmark of the Impressionist style, which convey the texture of the grass and the movement of the day. Pissarro’s use of color and light creates a sense of the time of day and the season. The figures are integrated into their environment, suggesting their connection to the land and the rural life.

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