Study of a Peasant in Open Air (Peasant Digging)

By Camille Pissarro SKU:45726

Pissarro's "Study of a Peasant in Open Air (Peasant Digging)" is a truly special painting. Created in 1881, it showcases Pissarro's talent for capturing the essence of everyday life. This work portrays a peasant laboring in a field, emphasizing the bond between humans and the land. Pissarro's loose brushwork and vibrant colors bring the scene to life, evoking a sense of movement and energy. The painting's significance lies in its depiction of the working class, highlighting their contribution to society. It serves as a poignant reminder of the human connection to the earth and the beauty found in even the simplest tasks.

33 cm

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Title: Pissarro’s Study of a Peasant in Open Air (Peasant Digging)
Year Painted: 1881

Camille Pissarro, a prominent Impressionist painter, created a remarkable masterpiece in 1881 titled “”Study of a Peasant in Open Air”” or “”Peasant Digging.”” This painting captures the essence of Pissarro’s unique style and his deep appreciation for rural life. With its rich colors and meticulous brushwork, the artwork stands as a testament to the artist’s skill and his ability to depict the beauty found in everyday scenes.

“”Study of a Peasant in Open Air”” portrays a peasant laboring in a field, engrossed in his work. Pissarro masterfully captures the natural light and atmosphere of the open countryside, using loose, spontaneous brushstrokes to convey the peasant’s toil and the surrounding landscape. The vibrant colors and dynamic composition contribute to the painting’s sense of movement and vitality.

Pissarro’s choice of subject matter was not only an aesthetic preference but also a reflection of his personal beliefs. He was deeply committed to depicting the lives of ordinary people and capturing the realities of rural existence. The peasant figure in this painting represents the working class, whose labor forms the backbone of society. Pissarro’s portrayal of the peasant digging highlights the dignity and significance of manual labor, often overlooked in the grand narratives of art.

This painting is significant not only for its artistic merits but also for its historical context. Pissarro was a pivotal figure in the Impressionist movement, which sought to break away from traditional art conventions and capture fleeting moments of everyday life. The movement challenged established notions of beauty and representation, and Pissarro played a vital role in shaping its direction.

To better appreciate the significance of “”Study of a Peasant in Open Air,”” one can examine Pissarro’s use of brushwork and color. His loose, broken brushstrokes and vibrant palette create an energetic and lively composition. The interplay of light and shadow adds depth and dimension to the scene, enhancing the realism of the painting.

In conclusion, Pissarro’s “”Study of a Peasant in Open Air”” is a captivating work that embodies the essence of Impressionism and showcases the artist’s unique talent. Through his portrayal of the peasant laborer, Pissarro elevates the ordinary and emphasizes the importance of everyday life. This painting serves as a testament to Pissarro’s artistic vision and his commitment to capturing the beauty and significance of the world around him.

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

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