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Landscape

Georges D. Monfreid (French, 1856-1929)


Heat, and the dazzling brilliance of Mediterranean light, are the overriding sensations of this coastal view. The setting is the French province of Rousillon, near the Pyrenees Mountains and the Spanish border.

De Monfreid painted this canvas in 1889, the same year he entered the Paris art arena by exhibiting with Paul Gauguin and his Pont-Aven School colleagues. The artist was one of Gauguin's most loyal supporters, though he did not adopt Gauguin's approach to painting.

While De Monfreid emphasized the scene's intense light, he also endowed the rocky shore and small hut with a convincing sense of volume and solidity.

(Galerie Jean-Claude Bellier, Paris); acquired by W.J. Holliday in 1964; bequeathed to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1979 (79.277).

Object Information

artist
Georges D. Monfreid (French, 1856-1929)
creation date
1889
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
28-11/16 x 39-5/16 in.
accession number
79.277
credit line
The Holliday Collection
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture 1800-1945
colors