The Street Vendor depicts a rather dour candy seller at her stand in the market at Huelgoat, a central Brittany village. Framed by her black umbrella, the woman and her pinched expression contrast comically with the sweet product she is selling.
Sérusier’s paintings and prints often reflected the harshness of Breton women’s lives, bounded by poverty, superstition, and daily toil.
Unlike many Pont-Aven School printmakers who experimented with complex techniques, Sérusier preferred to use a straightforward lithography process. The brownish tint in this print was caused by the fading of the light-sensitive paper.
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