The Bassin des Tuileries, Afternoon, Sun

By Camille Pissarro SKU:41855

Pissarro's "The Bassin des Tuileries, Afternoon, Sun" is a remarkable painting created in 1900. It holds a significant place in art history for its innovative use of brushwork and portrayal of light. Pissarro masterfully captures the tranquil beauty of the Tuileries Garden in Paris, with the afternoon sun casting vibrant reflections on the water. The painting showcases Pissarro's Impressionist style, characterized by loose, lively brushstrokes and a focus on capturing fleeting moments. Its special quality lies in its ability to transport the viewer to a serene moment in time, immersing them in the play of light and color.

40 cm

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Title: Pissarro’s “”The Bassin des Tuileries, Afternoon Sun””: A Transcendent Impressionist Masterpiece

Year Painted: 1900

Pissarro’s “”The Bassin des Tuileries, Afternoon Sun”” is an exceptional painting that embodies the spirit of Impressionism. Created in 1900, it stands as a timeless testament to Camille Pissarro’s artistic brilliance and his ability to capture the essence of a fleeting moment.

The painting depicts the serene beauty of the Bassin des Tuileries, located in the heart of Paris. Pissarro’s keen eye and skilled brushwork bring to life the tranquil scene, with the afternoon sun casting its warm glow on the water. The reflections shimmer and dance, as if in conversation with the ever-changing light.

Pissarro, a leading figure of the Impressionist movement, embraced the philosophy of capturing the immediate visual impression of a scene rather than rigidly adhering to traditional artistic techniques. With loose brushstrokes and a vibrant color palette, he sought to convey the sensory experience of being present in the moment.

“”The Bassin des Tuileries, Afternoon Sun”” exemplifies Pissarro’s mastery of his craft. The painting transports the viewer to a tranquil oasis, inviting them to immerse themselves in the play of light and shadow. The composition is carefully balanced, with the arching trees framing the scene and leading the eye toward the sunlit water. Pissarro’s use of complementary colors—rich greens and vibrant oranges—creates a harmonious visual symphony that captures the essence of the scene.

What makes this painting particularly special is Pissarro’s ability to evoke a profound sense of tranquility and contemplation. The interplay of light and color creates an ethereal atmosphere, almost as if time stands still. One can almost hear the soft rustling of leaves and feel the warmth of the sun’s rays. It is a moment frozen in time, inviting the viewer to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and find solace in the beauty of nature.

“”The Bassin des Tuileries, Afternoon Sun”” not only showcases Pissarro’s technical prowess but also represents the heart of Impressionism—a movement that revolutionized the art world. It was a radical departure from traditional academic painting, embracing spontaneity and the power of subjective perception.

Today, this masterpiece can be found in various art galleries, enchanting visitors with its serene beauty. It continues to inspire and captivate art enthusiasts, reminding us of Pissarro’s enduring legacy as one of the great Impressionist painters.

In summary, Pissarro’s “”The Bassin des Tuileries, Afternoon Sun,”” painted in 1900, is a transcendental masterpiece of Impressionism. Its skillful portrayal of light, use of vibrant colors, and ability to evoke a sense of tranquility make it a truly special painting, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the fleeting beauty of a sunlit afternoon by the Bassin des Tuileries.

Original size:
92 x 73 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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