Woman Putting on Her Stockings (1895) by Camille Pissarro

Woman Putting on Her Stockings - Camille Pissarro - 1895

Artwork Information

TitleWoman Putting on Her Stockings
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Woman Putting on Her Stockings

The artwork titled “Woman Putting on Her Stockings” is an oil on canvas painting by Camille Pissarro completed in 1895. This piece is characterized by its Impressionist style, emblematic of the movement’s approach to capturing the nuances of light and the essence of the moment. As a genre painting, it depicts an everyday scene from life, emphasizing the ordinary aspects rather than the grandiose. Currently, the artwork is held in a private collection, reflecting its exclusivity and the value placed on Impressionist works.

In the artwork, the viewer observes a woman in a moment of quiet intimacy and routine. She is seated with one leg raised, focused on the task of pulling on her striped stockings. The colors are vibrant yet harmoniously blended, showcasing Pissarro’s technique of loose brushwork that adds a sense of spontaneity and movement to the scene. The surroundings are painted with a blend of warm tones that suggest a domestic interior without excessive detail, allowing the observer to concentrate on the woman’s concentrated activity. The artist has masterfully captured the texture of her clothing and the soft folds of fabric, which contrast with the more defined stripes of the stockings. The brushstrokes and composition align with the Impressionist objective to reflect the artist’s perception of the scene before him, creating a work that is both personal and universally relatable.

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