Femmes au porcs (Women with Pigs)

Emile Bernard (French, 1868-1941)

Not Currently on View
Image Licensing

In this farmyard scene, Bernard freely distorts the forms of the two women, endowing them with swollen, gently curving shapes. With a droll touch, he places the crouching woman in a posture that parallels the mound of hay behind her and echoes the stance of the pigs she is feeding.

Similar to a technique Bernard often used in his paintings, he outlines the forms with a dark border that leads the eye continuously around the curving elements of the composition.

Bernard hand painted other versions of this print with different colors, making each impression unique.

Object Information

Emile Bernard (French, 1868-1941)
creation date
zincograph with hand-coloring
9-3/4 x 12-1/4 in.
mark descriptions
signed in ink, L.L.: Emile Bernard
Les Bretonneries
accession number
credit line
Gift of Samuel Josefowitz in tribute to Bret Waller and Ellen Lee
© Emile Bernard/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

You May Also Like