Trees, Eragny (1890) by Camille Pissarro

Trees, Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1890

Artwork Information

TitleTrees, Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Trees, Eragny

The artwork “Trees, Eragny” by Camille Pissarro from 1890 is a landscape watercolor painting on paper that reflects the principles of the Impressionism movement. The piece is currently housed in a private collection. This painting exemplifies Pissarro’s interest in capturing natural scenery and the transient effects of light and atmosphere.

Describing the artwork, “Trees, Eragny” depicts a serene landscape scene with expansive skies and a collection of trees that dominate the middle ground. The hues are fairly muted, with soft greens, blues, and earth tones that create a harmonious and naturalistic scene. Pissarro’s brushwork is loose and fluid, typical of Impressionist techniques, which are meant to suggest rather than define forms. The sky is rendered with broad strokes of blue and white, indicating a cloud-filled sky, which might suggest a particular time of day or weather condition. The trees are varied in shape and size and are painted with a mix of greens and browns, contributing to a palpable sense of depth and texture in the vegetation. The foreground seems to be an open space, possibly a field or clearing, which is depicted with tan and light brown tones, hinting at the presence of a path or barren land. Overall, the artwork invites the viewer into a tranquil moment in nature, captured through the sensitive and expressive use of watercolor.

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