Village Corner (1863) by Camille Pissarro

Village Corner - Camille Pissarro - 1863

Artwork Information

TitleVillage Corner
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions16 x 29.5 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Village Corner

The artwork titled “Village Corner” is a creation by the artist Camille Pissarro, completed in the year 1863. It employs the medium of oil on panel and belongs to the Impressionism movement. Measuring 16 x 29.5 cm in dimensions, this landscape genre painting is held in a private collection.

The artwork portrays a tranquil scene from rural life. It depicts a corner of a village with rustic architecture, capturing the essence of a serene, pastoral setting. Two structures, presumably homes, with pitched roofs and weathered facades, anchor the composition. In the foreground of the painting, a small group of people can be observed, gathering in what appears to be a moment of casual interaction or rest. The figures are rendered with a loose brushwork that suggests movement and the immediacy of the moment, characteristic of the Impressionist style.

In the middle ground, a solitary figure stands near the doorway of one building, further emphasizing the human presence within this tranquil village setting. The lightly clouded sky above and the natural foliage on the right side frame the scene, while a couple of chickens peck at the ground, enhancing the rustic charm of the painting. The use of light and shadow, a hallmark of Impressionist technique, is evident in the subtle variations of color and tone, effectively capturing the ambience of a sunny day where the play of light animates the environment and the figures within it.

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