20th-century French School large-scale oil painting on canvas signed M. Rodier (19th and 20th century) in the bottom left corner. The painting depicts a view of the famed Menez-Hom mountain in Brittany, located in the department of Finistère. The canvas exhibits a rich texture, both in the foreground and the sky.
This post-Impressionist Breton landscape with a sweeping composition portraying two figures engaged in haymaking near the Menez-Hom mountain. The artist employed an impasto technique to emphasize the depth and motion in the work.
The canvas showcases a variety of textures that evoke strong emotions. These textures are grounded in a palette filled with luminous tones, masterfully blending both warm and cool hues. The artist utilizes a contrast of shapes and lines, highlighted by the smooth, almost cubic figures adorned with triangular hats, set against a constantly evolving organic backdrop.
The horizon also embodies this concept of contrast, marked by a tranquil dividing line that separates the density of the clouds and offers a glimpse of the Black Mountains beyond the bay of Douarnenez.
- Overall Size: 9.8" x 12.2" / 25cm x 31cm.
- Size without the frame: 7.8" x 10.2" / 20cm x 26cm.
- Country: France.
- Signed: M. Rodier (19th and 20th century).
- Date: Early 20th century.
- Condition: The artwork exhibits several cracks and two minor openings in the canvas, which are visible on the back. The stucco frame is in excellent condition.
- Materials: Oil on stretched canvas with a stucco and wood frame.
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