Le Recolte des Foins a Eragny

By Camille Pissarro SKU:45787

Pissarro, Camille - Le Recolte des Foins a Eragny" is an extraordinary painting completed in the year 1887 by the renowned French Impressionist artist, Camille Pissarro. This artwork is highly significant for several reasons. Firstly, it showcases Pissarro's ability to capture the essence of rural life with remarkable precision and depth. Secondly, it displays his mastery of light and color, with vibrant hues and skillful brushwork that evoke the warmth and vitality of the scene. Lastly, this painting represents Pissarro's dedication to depicting the beauty of everyday existence, making it a captivating and cherished piece within his oeuvre.

38 cm

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Title: Pissarro, Camille – Le Recolte des Foins a Eragny (1887): A Tranquil Masterpiece Immersed in Rural Serenity

Year Painted: 1887

Camille Pissarro, a prominent Impressionist painter, created a remarkable piece titled “”Le Recolte des Foins a Eragny”” in 1887. This tranquil masterpiece captures the essence of rural life and showcases Pissarro’s mastery of capturing the play of light and color.

“”Le Recolte des Foins a Eragny”” translates to “”Hay Harvest at Eragny,”” which refers to a small village in the countryside of France. Pissarro was known for his depictions of rural landscapes, and this painting is a testament to his deep connection with nature and the countryside.

The artwork depicts a scene of hay harvesting, a common agricultural practice during the summer months. Pissarro portrays a group of laborers engaged in the demanding task of gathering and bundling hay. The artist’s brushstrokes create a sense of movement and energy, as if the viewer is immersed in the bustling activity of the harvest. The vibrant colors of the landscape evoke a warm and serene atmosphere, transporting the audience to the idyllic countryside of Eragny.

One of the defining characteristics of Pissarro’s style is his commitment to capturing the transient qualities of light and atmosphere. In “”Le Recolte des Foins a Eragny,”” he employs a loose brushwork technique and a delicate palette, emphasizing the changing hues of the sky and the interplay between sunlight and shadow. The shifting tonalities and textures create a sense of movement and vitality, infusing the painting with a dynamic quality.

This particular artwork holds immense significance within Pissarro’s oeuvre. It showcases his deep appreciation for rural life and his dedication to representing the laborers who toiled in the fields. Pissarro’s choice of subject matter aligns with his socialist beliefs, as he sought to depict the dignity and importance of ordinary working people. By immortalizing the hay harvest in this painting, he elevates the mundane and underscores the significance of rural labor.

“”Le Recolte des Foins a Eragny”” is an exemplary representation of Pissarro’s Impressionist style and his commitment to capturing the beauty of nature. It invites the viewer to immerse themselves in the serenity of the countryside and appreciate the harmony between humans and their environment. This timeless masterpiece serves as a testament to Pissarro’s artistic vision and his contribution to the Impressionist movement.

Original size:
66 x 50 cm (width x height)
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50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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