Young woman mending her stockings (1895) by Camille Pissarro

Young woman mending her stockings - Camille Pissarro - 1895

Artwork Information

TitleYoung woman mending her stockings
ArtistCamille Pissarro
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationArt Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

About Young woman mending her stockings

The artwork titled “Young woman mending her stockings” is a creation of the esteemed artist Camille Pissarro, completed in the year 1895. This oil on canvas portrait is a testament to Pissarro’s affiliation with the Impressionist movement, known for its unique approach to capturing light and depicting the essence of the moment. Currently, this piece is housed at the Art Institute of Chicago, located in Chicago, IL, US.

In the artwork, one observes a young woman focused on the task at hand—mending her stockings. Her posture and gaze are directed downwards towards her work, indicating a sense of diligence and concentration. She is seated, with the stockings held close, as her hands deftly manage the necessary repairs. The subject is adorned in a striped blouse with dark and light hues, which provide a harmonious contrast with the warm and muted tones of her surroundings. A subtle interplay of light and shadow is used to model her form, revealing the curvature of her back and the gentle slope of her shoulders. The background offers an understated domestic setting, as hinted by a piece of furniture and a vase holding what appears to be chrysanthemums, lending an air of intimacy to the composition. Pissarro’s brushwork exhibits the characteristic looseness and vibrancy associated with Impressionism, while still engaging the viewer with a snapshot of everyday life that is imbued with quiet emotion and a sense of the ephemeral nature of the moment.

Other Artwork from Camille Pissarro

More Impressionism Artwork

Scroll to Top