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Landscape With A Village, The Hills Beyond Meulan

Roger d. La Fresnaye (French, 1885-1925)


La Fresnaye painted this vista in 1911, the same year he became closely associated with other Cubist artists working in Paris. For this view of a village north of the city, he repeated the shapes of the buildings and distant fields, creating a network of planes that teeters between flatness and depth. His use of angular, interlocking shapes also reflects the powerful influence of Paul C├ęzanne.

La Fresnaye softened the rectilinear treatment of the terrain by injecting the lyrical elements of gently curving, buoyant clouds.

Object Information

artist
Roger d. La Fresnaye (French, 1885-1925)
creation date
1911
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
28-1/2 x 23-3/8 in.
accession number
62.220
credit line
Gift of Mrs. Daniel E. Huger
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945