View Through a Window, Eragny (1886 – 1888) by Camille Pissarro

View Through a Window, Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1886 - 1888

Artwork Information

TitleView Through a Window, Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Date1886 - 1888
Dimensions81 x 65 cm
Art MovementPointillism,Neo-Impressionism
Current LocationAshmolean Museum, Oxford, UK

About View Through a Window, Eragny

The artwork titled “View Through a Window, Eragny” is an oil on canvas painting by Camille Pissarro, created between the years 1886 and 1888. This piece is an exemplar of the Pointillism and Neo-Impressionism art movements and measures 81 by 65 centimeters. The genre of the painting is landscape, and it is currently housed at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, UK.

The artwork depicts a serene pastoral scene as viewed through a window, giving the viewer a sense of peering out into a quiet, rural setting in Eragny. In the foreground, one sees domestic life, possibly a garden, with a figure and a few chickens, suggesting the presence of a farmstead. The middle ground is occupied by an open expanse of green fields, punctuated by the occasional tree and farm animal. In the background, the countryside extends into the distance, where a church spire hints at a nearby village. The painting is characterized by a multitude of small, distinct dots of color—a method emblematic of Pointillism—which coalesce to form the image when viewed at a distance. Through careful placement of these dots, Pissarro achieves a luminous effect, capturing the tranquility and lushness of the landscape, as well as the delicate interplay of light.

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