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Landscape from Brittany
  • TitleLandscape from Brittany
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 72,5 x 91 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 97 x 117 x 11 cm
  • DatingSigned 1889
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Paul Gauguin, French, born 1848, dead 1903
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 2156
  • AcquisitionGift 1919 director Hjalmar Granhult
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    In the 1870s and 1880s there were a number of artist colonies in Brittany in France. The untouched nature of the area and its religious population attracted artists with the exotic notion of finding something original. In Pont Aven, Paul Gauguin experimented with a synthesizing style, where billowing lines and strong fields of colour are set against each other. He then left Western culture altogether and went to Tahiti.