This painting, The haymaking, Éragny, captures the bustling haying season in rural Éragny, where Pissarro lived with his family from 1884 until his death in 1903. The canvas clearly shows how the artist used his personal version of pointillism to enhance the colour effects and luminosity of his work. From a distance, Pissarro’s colour palette, applied in systematic dots and dabs, form a unity and increase the painting’s light and colour intensity.


  • Title: La Récolte des Foins, Éragny
  • Creator: Camille Pissarro
  • Creator Lifespan: 1830-07-10/1903-11-12
  • Date Created: 1887
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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