La Marchande de Marrons, Fiore de la St. Martin, Pontoise

By Camille Pissarro SKU:45784

Pissarro, Camille - La Marchande de Marrons, Fiore de la St. Martin, Pontoise is a significant painting completed in 1882. This artwork holds a special place in Pissarro's body of work for several reasons. Firstly, it captures the vibrant atmosphere of a local street vendor selling chestnuts during the festive Fiore de la St. Martin. The painting exudes a sense of warmth and liveliness through Pissarro's skilled use of color and composition. Secondly, it exemplifies Pissarro's commitment to portraying scenes of everyday life and the working class. La Marchande de Marrons showcases Pissarro's ability to depict both the ordinary and extraordinary, making it a remarkable and cherished piece within his oeuvre.

54 cm

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Title: Pissarro’s Captivating Snapshot of Daily Life: La Marchande de Marrons, Fiore de la St. Martin, Pontoise
Year Painted: 1882

La Marchande de Marrons, Fiore de la St. Martin, Pontoise is a remarkable painting by Camille Pissarro, a prominent Impressionist artist. Painted in 1882, this artwork captures a vivid and charming scene of a chestnut vendor in the small French town of Pontoise. Pissarro’s keen eye for detail and his ability to capture fleeting moments of daily life make this painting a true masterpiece of Impressionism.

Camille Pissarro was a key figure in the Impressionist movement, known for his innovative approach to capturing light, atmosphere, and the essence of ordinary scenes. His work often depicted rural landscapes, villages, and urban scenes, portraying the everyday lives of working-class people. Pissarro’s paintings were characterized by loose brushwork, vibrant colors, and an emphasis on capturing the transient effects of light and atmosphere.

In La Marchande de Marrons, Fiore de la St. Martin, Pontoise, Pissarro transports us to a bustling street corner where a chestnut vendor tends to her stall. The painting exudes a sense of warmth and tranquility as we witness the vendor engrossed in her activity. Pissarro skillfully portrays the play of light and shadow on the figures and surrounding buildings, creating a captivating interplay of colors and textures.

What makes this painting particularly special is Pissarro’s ability to infuse a mundane subject with a sense of charm and beauty. The chestnut vendor becomes a symbol of the simple joys and rhythms of everyday life. Pissarro’s brushwork and attention to detail bring the scene to life, making us feel as if we are present in that moment, enveloped in the sights, sounds, and aromas of the marketplace.

The choice of Pontoise as the setting adds depth to the painting. Pontoise, a town located on the outskirts of Paris, held a special significance for Pissarro. He spent several years there, exploring its landscapes and streets, and often depicted the town in his works. La Marchande de Marrons, Fiore de la St. Martin, Pontoise reflects Pissarro’s affinity for the town and his desire to capture its authentic character.

This painting showcases Pissarro’s mastery of capturing everyday scenes in a way that transcends their ordinary nature. La Marchande de Marrons, Fiore de la St. Martin, Pontoise invites us to appreciate the beauty of the mundane and reminds us of the profound artistry that can be found in the simple moments of our lives.

Original size:
50 x 68 cm (width x height)
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40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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