Currently on View in H200
• Many modernist painters experimented with Neo-Impressionism early in their careers. This landscape reflects Herbin’s attraction to the vibrant colors and broken brushwork typical of the last years of the Neo-Impressionist era.
• The composition, with its broad horizontal plane divided by straight tree trunks, suggests the geometric purity of Herbin’s later Cubist-inspired work. Within this network of shapes and strokes, he inserted the familiar Parisian scene of a woman tending a baby in a carriage.
• By 1940 Herbin was painting fully abstract canvases with a "language" of shapes and colors that corresponded to the letters of the alphabet and musical notes.
(Hammer Galleries, New York), by 1966; acquired by W.J. Holliday in 1966; bequeathed to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1979. (79.252).