Vase of Flowers, Tulips and Garnets (1900) by Camille Pissarro

Vase of Flowers, Tulips and Garnets - Camille Pissarro - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleVase of Flowers, Tulips and Garnets
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Vase of Flowers, Tulips and Garnets

The artwork titled “Vase of Flowers, Tulips and Garnets” was created by artist Camille Pissarro in the year 1900. This piece is executed in oil on canvas and is associated with the Impressionist art movement. As is characteristic of Impressionism, the subject, a flower painting, is rendered with a focus on light and its varying qualities. The painting currently resides within a private collection.

In examining the artwork, one observes a richly textured composition depicting a vase of blooming flowers, including tulips and garnets, that sits prominently in the foreground on a draped table, which adds depth and warmth to the scene. The brushwork is loose and expressive, with dabs and strokes of paint capturing the interplay of light and color typical of Impressionist works. A sense of intimacy is conveyed by the domestic setting, with a window in the background filtering light that dapples across the room and the floral arrangement. In the lower right corner, a book lies open, suggesting a moment of leisure or reflection. The overall effect is one of a casual yet carefully constructed moment in time, typical of Pissarro’s approach to capturing the ephemerality of everyday scenes.

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