Jeunes Bretonnes dans la lande
- [Young Bretons in the moor]
- (c. 1891), oil on canvas
- 33 x 45.3 in. (84 x 115 cm.)
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
I would like to thank Grillion http://doudou.gheerbrant.com/blog2/ at her blog on art and life in Brittany for introducing me to Moret and providing the information about this work.
About the Artist
Henry Moret, French, (1856-1913), was a marine and landscape painter who spent most of his life in Brittany. He preferred to paint coastal scenes capturing the power and violence of the sea against the granite outcrops of the Brittany coast, but also painted rural scenes of landscapes and working people.
Moret favored the painting techniques of the Impressionists and was friends with Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard. He used deep colors and vigorous brushstrokes within simple compositions and masterfully blended Synthetism and Impressionist techniques such that his work is considered a unique bridge uniting these two trends of the Pont Aven movement. [DES-4/07]