Ferme entourée d'Arbres (Farm surrounded by Trees)

Armand Séguin (French, 1869-1903)

Currently on View in H208
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  • With its sturdy cottage encircled by sinuous bands of trees, this etching relates directly to the painting at left, also by Seguin. Both images rely on flowing lines to transform the compositions into flat, rolling shapes.
  • While the hot colors intensify the energy of the painting, Seguin uses the contrast of inky black and white to enhance the powerful effect of nature in his etching.
  • The dramatic, tortured forms may well have been inspired by the trees, buffeted by strong winds, in the coastal village of Le Pouldu. Seguin lived there during the summer of 1893, when he made this etching.

Object Information

artist
Armand Séguin (French, 1869-1903)
creation date
1893
materials
etching on laid paper
dimensions
7 1/4 x 12 in. (image)
13 x 19 7/8 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
monogram stamp in ochre, below image, L.R.: AS
accession number
1998.232
credit line
Gift of Samuel Josefowitz in tribute to Bret Waller and Ellen Lee
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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