Trees on a Hill, Autumn, Landscape in Louveciennes (1872) by Camille Pissarro

Trees on a Hill, Autumn, Landscape in Louveciennes - Camille Pissarro - 1872

Artwork Information

TitleTrees on a Hill, Autumn, Landscape in Louveciennes
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Trees on a Hill, Autumn, Landscape in Louveciennes

“Trees on a Hill, Autumn, Landscape in Louveciennes” is a work of fine art by Camille Pissarro, dated to 1872. This oil on canvas embodies the Impressionist movement, to which Pissarro was a significant contributor, capturing the ephemeral qualities of light and atmosphere. It is classified as a landscape genre painting and, as of the knowledge cutoff date, resides within a private collection.

The painting itself is characterized by its lively brushwork and autumnal palette, depicting a scene of trees situated on a gentle hill. The arrangement of the trees forms a canopy overhead, their branches intermingling and leaves touched by the hues of fall—rich oranges, reds, and yellows interspersed with the remaining greens. The ground is dappled with sunlight and shadow, suggesting the dynamic quality of a breezy, autumn day. A path meanders through the scene, leading the viewer’s eye into the depths of the composition, where a figure can be discerned amidst the trees, further animating the scene. The background hints at a building partially obscured by the foliage, offering a glimpse of human habitation within the natural environment. Pissarro’s use of color and light, alongside his loose, visible brushstrokes, are characteristic of the Impressionist style, aimed at capturing the fleeting moments of natural beauty.

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