His inspirations for painting were mostly on his locations, and The Artist's Garden at Eragny was done when he was coming back to France after the Franco-Prussian War. His love for nature and rural sceneries made his artistic work stand out among his peers, and is celebrated among art enthusiasts in the world.
The Artist's Garden at Eragny in Perspective
The painting was done in 1898 when he was in transitioning into the neo-impressionism era. It was an oil painting done on canvas due to its durability and presentation. The painting was done on a landscape layout showing a garden in the foreground and a house in the background. There is a woman bending over to tending to her crops. In the middle of the picture is a beautiful garden with flowers and two trees on either side. The background has a house and a high wall, typical of French architecture.
The inspirations used on The Artist's Garden at Eragny dates back to when he was starting out in the early 1850s in Venezuela. He used to paint villages, farms, landscapes and any other observable thing. Over time, he perfected the skill to become one of the best impressionists of the generation, which prompted Emile Zola, one of the most recognised novelists at that time to terms him as one of the "...true painter of the day...". His art was also considered as a true reflection of the earth.
His plein air landscape technique was shared by his long-time friends and colleagues Paul Gauguin and Paul Cezanne. Although the idea was originally from Gustave Courbet and François Millet, Pissarro perfected it with the help of his teacher Camille Corot during his pupillage at his art studio in Paris.
Camille Pissarro's Influence in the World of Art
He is considered the father of impressionists in the art world due to his pivotal role in contributing to the genre. He contributed to the artistic journeys of Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, his son Lucien Pissarro and Eugene Gauguin among many others. He was a careful instructor who never imposed his ideas to his pupils but led them to find their own footing in painting.
Some of Camille Pissarro's paintings around the same time when The Artist's Garden at Eragny was done include The Avenue de l’Opera Morning Sunshine, Boat, Sunset, Rouen, Laundresses at Eragny, Place du Theatre Francais, Rouen, Fog Effect and Saint Sever, Rouen Morning, Five O’Clock, among others, all done in 1898.