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Snowscape with Cows at Montfoucault

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Snowscape with Cows at Montfoucault

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Camille Pissarro
French, 1830–1903

Date

1874

Medium

Oil on canvas

Accession #

2007.128

Dimensions

18 3/4 x 20 1/4 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 2, Gallery 207

Description

Camille Pissarro’s Snowscape with Cows at Montfoucault depicts the home of fellow artist Ludovic Piette. His limited tonal palette of whites, grays, and greens conveys the stillness of a cold winter day to great effect. The thick application of white paint gives a tangible sense of heavy snow weighing down the barren tree boughs. Pissarro often idealized peasants and portrayed them with dignity in a subtle rebuke of capitalism. The laborers’ muted blue costumes add to the scene’s harmony.

Credit

Purchase with funds from Helen C. Griffith to honor Robert Sherrill Griffith, Jr. and from Joan N. Whitcomb in memory of Taylor Stuckey

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