The Lumberjack

size(cm): 45x60
Sale priceруб15.800,00 RUB


The painting "The Woodcutter" by Camille Pissarro is a work that stands out for its impressionist artistic style, which is characterized by the use of loose brushstrokes and the capture of light and movement on canvas. In this work, Pissarro manages to capture the scene of a lumberjack working in the field, using a palette of soft and natural colors that evoke the tranquility and harmony of nature.

The composition of the painting is very interesting, as Pissarro uses the technique of perspective to create depth in the scene. The woodcutter is in the center of the painting, surrounded by trees and bushes that fade into the distance. In addition, the diagonal that forms the position of the lumberjack and the trunks of the trees creates a visual movement that leads the viewer to explore the entire work.

Regarding color, Pissarro uses green, brown and yellow tones to represent nature and the trunks of trees. However, he also uses small brushstrokes of red and blue to bring life and movement to the scene. These small details are what make "The Woodcutter" a work full of life and energy.

The history of the painting is very interesting, as it was created in 1881, at the height of the Impressionist movement in France. At that time, Pissarro was already an established artist and was in contact with other great artists of the time, such as Monet and Renoir. In fact, it is said that "The Woodcutter" was one of the works that most impressed Monet when he saw it exhibited in a gallery in Paris.

Finally, a little-known aspect about this work is that it was sold for the first time at auction in 1892, for only 100 francs. However, it is now considered one of Pissarro's most important works and is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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