Landscape with a Village, The Hills Beyond Meulan

Roger de La Fresnaye (French, 1885-1925)

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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.

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Roger de La Fresnaye (French, 1885-1925)
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oil on canvas
28-1/2 x 23-3/8 in.
36-1/4 x 31-1/4 in. (framed)
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Gift of Mrs. Daniel E. Huger
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture 1800-1945

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