Picking Peas

By Camille Pissarro SKU:45677

Picking Peas" is a remarkable painting created by Camille Pissarro in 1887. It showcases his mastery of Impressionism, capturing the serene beauty of rural life. The artwork depicts peasants engrossed in the simple act of picking peas, emphasizing their connection to nature and their laborious yet harmonious existence. What makes this painting truly special is Pissarro's innovative brushwork and use of light, which infuses the scene with vibrant energy. Through "Picking Peas," Pissarro invites viewers to appreciate the significance of everyday moments and find beauty in the ordinary, making it a timeless and cherished piece in art history.

33 cm

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Title: Camille Pissarro’s “”Picking Peas””: An Impressionist Gem

Year Painted: 1887

Camille Pissarro, a renowned French Impressionist painter, left an indelible mark on the art world with his exquisite masterpiece, “”Picking Peas,”” completed in 1887. This captivating painting encapsulates the essence of Impressionism and is hailed as one of Pissarro’s most significant works.

“”Picking Peas”” exemplifies Pissarro’s ability to capture the beauty of everyday life through his unique interpretation of light and color. The painting depicts peasants engaged in the humble task of harvesting peas in a rural setting. Pissarro’s attention to detail is remarkable, as he portrays the peasants with painstaking precision, revealing their tireless efforts and connection to the land. The scene exudes tranquility, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the peaceful ambiance of the countryside.

One of the distinguishing features of “”Picking Peas”” is Pissarro’s innovative brushwork, which embodies the core principles of Impressionism. His loose, visible brushstrokes and the vibrant palette of greens, blues, and earthy tones evoke a sense of movement and vitality. Pissarro expertly captures the ever-changing play of light on the landscape, infusing the scene with a dynamic energy that brings the painting to life.

This artwork’s significance lies not only in its artistic brilliance but also in its historical context. Pissarro was a key figure in the Impressionist movement, working alongside renowned artists such as Monet and Renoir. “”Picking Peas”” showcases his dedication to capturing the essence of ordinary life and his commitment to painting en plein air, or outdoors, to capture the fleeting effects of natural light. Pissarro’s contributions to Impressionism, both as an artist and mentor, played a vital role in shaping the movement and influencing subsequent generations of painters.

The enduring appeal of “”Picking Peas”” lies in its ability to transport viewers to a simpler time and evoke a sense of nostalgia. The painting invites contemplation of the beauty found in everyday tasks and the harmony between humanity and nature. Pissarro’s skillful execution, coupled with the universal themes depicted, make “”Picking Peas”” a truly exceptional piece of art.

Today, “”Picking Peas”” resides in the collections of several prestigious museums, captivating visitors with its timeless charm. Its historical significance, artistic brilliance, and ability to evoke emotions ensure that this painting remains a beloved treasure in the art world. As we admire Pissarro’s “”Picking Peas,”” we are reminded of the enduring power of art to transcend time and touch the human spirit.

Original size:
75 x 50 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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