Young Woman Washing Plates

By Camille Pissarro SKU:45858

Pissarro, Camille - Young Woman Washing Plates is a remarkable painting created by Camille Pissarro. Painted in 1881, it holds a special place in the artist's body of work. The painting depicts an everyday domestic scene of a young woman engrossed in the task of washing plates. Pissarro's attention to detail and his ability to capture the play of light and shadow make this painting extraordinary. It showcases his mastery of the Impressionist style, revealing the beauty in ordinary moments and elevating the mundane to a work of art. The painting's charm lies in its ability to evoke a sense of familiarity and appreciation for the simple joys of everyday life.

50 cm

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Title: “”Capturing Beauty in Simplicity: Camille Pissarro’s Young Woman Washing Plates””

Year Painted: 1881

Camille Pissarro’s painting, “”Young Woman Washing Plates,”” created in 1881, is a remarkable masterpiece that exemplifies the artist’s ability to find beauty in the mundane. Pissarro, a prominent figure in the Impressionist movement, was known for his innovative approach to capturing everyday scenes.

In this painting, Pissarro presents a domestic moment—a young woman engrossed in the task of washing plates. What sets this artwork apart is the artist’s attention to detail and his skill in portraying the play of light and shadow. Pissarro’s brushstrokes capture the delicate reflections on the plates and the subtle variations of light as it filters through the room. These meticulous details bring a sense of authenticity and vitality to the painting.

As an Impressionist, Pissarro sought to depict fleeting moments and convey the atmosphere and ambiance of a scene. In “”Young Woman Washing Plates,”” he achieves this by focusing on the ordinary, elevating it to the realm of art. The painting invites viewers to appreciate the beauty in the simplicity of daily life, reminding us of the importance of finding joy in our daily routines.

Pissarro’s mastery of the Impressionist style shines through in this painting. He employs loose brushstrokes and a vibrant palette, characteristic of the movement, to create a sense of movement and vitality. The interplay of colors and textures adds depth and richness to the composition, enhancing its visual impact.

“”Young Woman Washing Plates”” is not only a testament to Pissarro’s artistic skills but also a reflection of the societal shifts during the late 19th century. It captures a moment in time when domestic chores were a common part of daily life. The painting allows us to glimpse into the world of the past, providing a window into the history and culture of that era.

This painting is cherished for its ability to transcend time and connect with viewers on an emotional level. It reminds us to find beauty and significance in the ordinary aspects of our lives, to appreciate the quiet moments and the rituals that make up our existence.

Today, “”Young Woman Washing Plates”” is held in various art collections worldwide, revered for its timeless charm and Pissarro’s artistic genius. It serves as a testament to the enduring power of art to illuminate the beauty and meaning found in the simplest aspects of life.

Original size:
63.5 x 80 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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