View from Louveciennes (c.1870) by Camille Pissarro

View from Louveciennes - Camille Pissarro - c.1870

Artwork Information

TitleView from Louveciennes
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions81.9 x 52.7 cm
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationNational Gallery, London, UK

About View from Louveciennes

The artwork “View from Louveciennes” is a creation by Camille Pissarro dating from around 1870. Executed in oil on canvas, it measures 81.9 by 52.7 centimeters and exemplifies the Realism art movement. Classified as a landscape, this piece is housed at the National Gallery in London, United Kingdom.

Depicting a serene rural setting, the artwork captures the essence of Louveciennes with a naturalistic approach typical of Pissarro’s style. The foreground features a dirt road that leads the viewer’s eye into the composition, flanked by lush greenery and sprinklings of flowering trees signaling the arrival of spring. A figure can be seen strolling along the path, lending a human element to the scene and emphasizing the harmonious relationship between mankind and nature. The use of light and shadow highlights the textures of the foliage and the road, adding depth and realism to the work. In the background, architecture blends with the landscape, and a large, cloud-filled sky dominates a significant portion of the canvas, further emphasizing the vastness of the natural setting. Pissarro’s brushwork and color palette are subtle, yet they vividly convey the tranquil atmosphere of this pastoral locale.

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