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Landscape of Brittany

Paul Gauguin
1848 - 1903
Landscape of Brittany
Oil on canvas 89.3 x 116.6 cm
Signed and dated lower left: 88. P Gauguin
Matsukata Collection

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The Post-lmpressionist painter Gauguin visited Pont Aven in Brittany in 1886, and lived in this area off and on until 1890. This work from the first half of his stay in Brittany represents a transitional stage from the lmpressionist style to his own more planar forms. While the subdued palette and touch resembles that of the lmpressionists, each form of the separate objects is expressed in large color blocks bounded by outlines, clearly foreshadowing the styles that would emerge in the latter half of Gauguin's stay in Brittany.

(Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)

photo:Paul Gauguin
Landscape of Brittany