View of Osny near Pontoise (1883) by Camille Pissarro

View of Osny near Pontoise - Camille Pissarro - 1883

Artwork Information

TitleView of Osny near Pontoise
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions60 x 73 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About View of Osny near Pontoise

The artwork entitled “View of Osny near Pontoise” is an oil on canvas painting by the artist Camille Pissarro, created in 1883. As a piece of the Impressionism art movement, this landscape painting measures 60 x 73 cm and is currently held in a private collection. The genre being landscape, it epitomizes the Impressionist focus on light and the portrayal of natural scenes.

The artwork captures a rural setting with a serene atmosphere, characteristic of Pissarro’s work during this period. The viewer’s eye is led across a patchwork of fields and houses, bathed in the natural light indicative of the Impressionist style. The palette is rich in earthy tones, with vivid greens and browns that suggest the variability of the countryside’s hues through its changing seasons. Pissarro’s brushwork is loose and free-form, allowing the textures of the trees, roof tiles, and foliage to merge cohesively with the play of light and shadow. In the distance, a village nestles amid the landscape, giving a sense of rural life and the integration of humanity with nature. Overall, the painting exudes a sense of tranquility and natural beauty that invites contemplation and appreciation for the simpler, pastoral elements of the world.

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