Two Young Peasant Women (1892) by Camille Pissarro

Two Young Peasant Women - Camille Pissarro - 1892

Artwork Information

TitleTwo Young Peasant Women
ArtistCamille Pissarro
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions35 1/4 x 47 7/8 in. (89 x 165 cm)
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Two Young Peasant Women

The artwork titled “Two Young Peasant Women” is an oil on canvas painting created by the artist Camille Pissarro in the year 1892. It represents the Impressionism movement and belongs to the genre painting category. With dimensions of 35 1/4 x 47 7/8 inches (89 x 165 cm), the piece is a part of a private collection.

The artwork presents a bucolic scene featuring two young women in a natural setting, which is characteristic of the Impressionist focus on capturing the transitory effects of light and color. The loose brushwork and the use of light and shadow imbue the scene with an air of spontaneity and a sense of momentary atmosphere. The figures are portrayed with a sense of dignity and poise that is typical of Pissarro’s empathetic treatment of rural subjects. Colors are rendered in harmonious tones, suggesting the warmth of the sunlight and the lushness of the vegetation. The artwork conveys the essence of rural life, celebrating its simple beauty and the unassuming grace of its inhabitants.

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