Camille Pissarro's 'Apple Harvest In Europe'

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Apple Harvest in Europe
Introduction
Apple Harvest is a painting created by a French artist named Camille Pissarro in 1888. The artwork is derived from the European culture focusing on the style of neo-impressionism or pointillism. The painting is made with the use of oil on canvas and currently located inside the Dallas Museum of Art in second floor in the section of European art. It depicts a lively image of farmers engaging in their daily activities where they are picking apples on a sunny day. The background of the landscape consists of a huge ranch with additional apple trees that gives a vibration of harvesting season. Similarly, it is a form of a representational artwork portraying physical labor by the farmers during that period. Camille Pissarro seemed to support the farmers of low social status and believed in hard work as some of his artworks are the representations of lives of these social groups (Dallas Museum of Art 2017). In the painting “Apple Harvest”, he tries to picture working peasants in an apple farm in the French Countryside (Dallas Museum of Art 2017). This paper is an integration of the analysis of formal elements and principles relevant to the art work “Apple Harvest” and my experience of observation of this piece of art at the Dallas Museum of Art including a reflection upon the visit. Figure 1: “Apple Harvest”, 1888, Oil on Canvas, European Art. Image Courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art.
Formal Analysis
Camille Pissarro uses different forms of

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