Route de Versailles
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Painting entitled "Route de Versailles, Rocquencourt". Painted by Camille Pissarro in 1871.

This master of impressionism is a genius at capturing light in nature. Pissarro knew how to capture light at every hour of the day and every season of the year, in all types of landscape. In fact, he often painted the same landscape during different seasons of the year.

In this case, the painting shows a luminous summer afternoon (with long shadows and warm coloration). In the background and to the left-hand side there are two carriages, and to the right a peasant working. Pissarro emphasizes the contrast of the clear sky in the front with the large grey clouds of the back.
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Author: Camille Pissarro
Style: Impressionism
Theme: Landscape
Original title: Route de Versailles, Rocquencourt
Type: Painting
Medium: Oil on canvas
Year: 1871
Located: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam