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Two Thatched Cottages (Les deux chaumières)

Armand Séguin (French, 1869-1903)


With its exaggerated color and turbulent surface pattern, this landscape is a vibrant example of the Pont-Aven School's desire to blendvisual observation with artistic invention.

The fluid contours of the rolling hills and lush treesintensify the contrast with the sturdy geometric forms of the cottages.

Seguin admired the expressive landscapes of Van Gogh, and his canvas offers an intriguing comparison with a work by Van Gogh hanging in the adjacent gallery.

Sale at (Galerie Charpentier, Paris); {1} purchased by Samuel Josefowitz, Lausanne; acquired from Josefowitz as a partial gift, partial purchase by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1998 (1998.180).

{1}Galerie Charpentier, Paris, Tableaux moderns, aquarelles, pastels, gouaches, dessins, monotype, sculptures, 13 June 1958, no. 123.

Object Information

artist
Armand Séguin (French, 1869-1903)
creation date
about 1893-94
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
23-5/8 x 35-7/16 in.
31-3/4 x 43-1/2 in. (framed)
mark descriptions
signed L.L. with initials: AS
accession number
1998.180
credit line
The Samuel Josefowitz Collection of the School of Pont-Aven, through the generosity of Lilly Endowment Inc., the Josefowitz Family, and other Friends of the Museum
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors