Un village (c. 1873) by Berthe Morisot

Un village - Berthe Morisot - 1873

Artwork Information

TitleUn village
ArtistBerthe Morisot
MediumPastel on Paper
Dimensions72 x 47 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Un village

The artwork titled “Un village” was created by Berthe Morisot in 1873, employing pastel on paper as the medium. This piece is a reflection of the Impressionism art movement and is categorized as a landscape. It measures 72 by 47 centimeters and is currently held in a private collection.

“Un village” features a view of a rural village with a gentle expanse of countryside spreading before the viewer. A patchwork of fields stretches into the distance, intercepted by clusters of houses characterized by their distinct roofs and walls. The foreground is laden with grass and shrubbery, sketching out a path perhaps less trodden. Morisot exercises a play on light and shade, emblematic of the Impressionist style, which aims to capture moments and movement with quick brushstrokes rather than the minutiae of detail. The sky in this painting suggests an overcast day, with white and grayish hues intermixed to give an impression of diffuse light. The composition as a whole emphasizes the tranquil harmony of a countryside scene, suggesting the simplicity and the understated beauty of rural life.

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