- With its winding coastal path, stone walls, and girls in traditional dress, this canvas shows Moret’s devotion to painting the local color of Brittany.
- Moret was attracted to Impressionism and adopted a milder version of the Pont-Aven School style. The curving surface patterns, striated brushwork, and flat treatment of the sea all reflect the Pont-Aven approach. Yet, comparing the image to a similar subject by Gauguin in the center of this gallery reveals that Moret did not attempt the bold manipulation of color and perspective favored by Gauguin.
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