Young Peasant at Her Toilette (1888) by Camille Pissarro

Young Peasant at Her Toilette - Camille Pissarro - 1888

Artwork Information

TitleYoung Peasant at Her Toilette
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementPointillism,Neo-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Young Peasant at Her Toilette

The artwork titled “Young Peasant at Her Toilette” was created by the artist Camille Pissarro in the year 1888. This piece is recognized as part of the Pointillism and Neo-Impressionism art movements, which are known for their distinctive approach to color and brushwork. Painted as a portrait, this particular work of Pissarro is held in a private collection. It is a fine example of the period’s experimentation with new techniques in artwork.

In the artwork, a young female peasant is depicted in a moment of private repose, attending to her personal grooming. Her back is turned towards the viewer, conveying a sense of intimacy and candidness. She stands beside a wooden wardrobe, which, along with the room’s textured walls, is rendered through a rich mosaic of colorful dots and brushstrokes typical of the pointillist technique. The earthy and pastel tones used in the artwork imbue it with a warm and gentle atmosphere. The soft play of light filtering through a nearby window highlights the contours of her figure and her attire, which consists of a traditional long skirt and blouse. One can observe Pissarro’s skill in capturing everyday life with a touch of delicate dignity and the influence of the Neo-Impressionist style in his approach to color and composition.

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