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The road to Cagnes-sur-Mer

Painting, 1923, 64.8×77.5 cm

Description of the artwork «The road to Cagnes-sur-Mer»

"The road to Cagnes-sur-Mer" written in the South of France, which the artist visited in 1918. And Van Gogh at the time, it is these places made a lasting impression and became the main topic of landscapes. The artist himself low valued paintings from this period and later according to whether they were sought out and destroyed. Fortunately, to find he was able not all.

It seems that southern landscapes Soutine written in the time of the earthquake. The bucolic South of France appears as the violent elements. However, the artist's life was good, and when considered in the context of the entire heritage Soutine, unwittingly notes that these landscapes on the background of things are more joyful character. Relatively happy, of course.

Yes, depicts the raging element, in which the trees to show the wind, the house banked, and the balance as a phenomenon is absent in principle. But do not forget that Soutine's first running color. Your favorite red it is not yet opened. "The road to Cagnes-sur-Mer" is written in yellow-green tones. There is a natural disaster, a riot of feelings, but there is no anguish, no despair. The colors are not torn canvas, as will be subsequentlyelement is raging inside of the canvas.

Traditionally, Soutine, this landscape lacks the interest to detail – we don't know and can't know what trees bend under the hurricane, but we feel the power of this hurricane.

The trees Soutine applied throughout life. In 1929 he introduced a series of "Trees in Vence". Compared to his earlier landscapes, these seem to be fixed, like the wind suddenly died down.

In 1940-m to year, having the opportunity to emigrate to the United States from Europe, which predicted his paintings hurricanes are in motion, he refused, citing the fact that "in America there are no trees that you can draw".

Author: Alain Esaulova
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About the artwork

Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Landscape

Style of art: Expressionism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1923

Size: 64.8×77.5 cm

Artwork in selections: 4 selections

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