White Frost at Eragny (1895) by Camille Pissarro

White Frost at Eragny - Camille Pissarro - 1895

Artwork Information

TitleWhite Frost at Eragny
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Dimensions53.5 x 63.3 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About White Frost at Eragny

“White Frost at Eragny” is an exquisite landscape painting by Camille Pissarro, completed in the year 1895. The artwork, measuring 53.5 by 63.3 centimeters, is executed in oil on canvas. As a masterpiece of the Impressionist movement, it is presently held in a private collection. Through Pissarro’s distinct impressionist brushwork, the painting captures a pastoral scene bathed in the delicate light of winter.

The artwork showcases a serene vista with frosted fields stretching towards a horizon punctuated by rural structures. In the foreground, several trees exhibit the artist’s characteristic textured strokes, displaying bare branches alongside those with lingering foliage, possibly indicating the transition from autumn to winter. The subtle gradations of color suggest early morning light casting a gentle glow over the frost-covered landscape. Pissarro’s use of subdued hues and his attention to atmospheric effects contribute to the overall sense of tranquility and the ephemeral nature of the season. The artist’s choice of composition, his delicate play with light, and the absence of overt human activity, converge to create a contemplative moment that is both temporal and timeless.

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