View of Paris, Rue d’Amsterdam (1897) by Camille Pissarro

View of Paris, Rue d'Amsterdam - Camille Pissarro - 1897

Artwork Information

TitleView of Paris, Rue d'Amsterdam
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions35 x 27 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About View of Paris, Rue d'Amsterdam

The artwork, titled “View of Paris, Rue d’Amsterdam,” is an oil on canvas painting created in 1897 by the esteemed artist Camille Pissarro. As a representative work of the Impressionist movement, the painting measures 35 x 27 cm and portrays a cityscape. Currently, it resides within a private collection.

In “View of Paris, Rue d’Amsterdam,” Pissarro captures the bustling energy of Parisian city life at the close of the 19th century. His brushwork exhibits the characteristic looseness and vivacity associated with Impressionism, rendering the urban scene with a sense of immediacy and movement. The canvas is imbued with a palette that suggests the play of light and shadow amidst the architecture, the streets, and the passersby below. Pissarro’s portrayal of the city is not just a static image; it is a moment filled with life, where the quotidian activities of its inhabitants are juxtaposed against the permanence of the buildings that tower above them. The painting provides a snapshot of the era, offering insight into the daily rhythm of the Parisian streetscape through an Impressionist lens. The convergence of architecture, pedestrians, and the atmosphere of the city is deftly communicated, demonstrating Pissarro’s mastery in conveying depth and texture within the genre of cityscapes.

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