Vegetable Garden in Eragny, Overcast Sky, Morning (1901) by Camille Pissarro

Vegetable Garden in Eragny, Overcast Sky, Morning - Camille Pissarro - 1901

Artwork Information

TitleVegetable Garden in Eragny, Overcast Sky, Morning
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPhiladelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, US

About Vegetable Garden in Eragny, Overcast Sky, Morning

The artwork titled “Vegetable Garden in Eragny, Overcast Sky, Morning,” created by Camille Pissarro in 1901, exemplifies the Impressionist movement through its execution in oil on canvas. The genre of this piece is landscape, and it currently resides in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

The artwork presents a view of a lush vegetable garden under a slightly cloudy sky, capturing the soft, ambient light of morning. The composition is balanced by an arrangement of garden beds filled with various plants, showcasing a rich tapestry of greens interspersed with vivid color accents that suggest flowering plants. A tranquil atmosphere is conveyed through Pissarro’s use of loose brushstrokes characteristic of the Impressionist style, which both blend and differentiate the natural elements within the scene. In the middle ground, a figure can be seen, lending a human presence to the landscape. Architectural elements, like the rustic buildings and the fence that line the garden as well as the church spire rising in the background, offer geometric contrast to the organic shapes of the vegetation. The artist’s signature and the year of the creation are discreetly visible in the lower right corner, providing authenticity and historical context to the piece. Through this work, Pissarro captures the essence of rural life and the charming simplicity of the countryside.

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