Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Gulf of Marseilles seen from L'Estaque

Creator

Unknown

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Publisher

Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The painting lives through the power of great contrasts: the luminous, richly broken field of reds, oranges, and greens against the blue sea; the modeled wavy mountains, convex, against the filmy, substanceless sky. The broad strata of the landscape are interlocked pairs, forming larger rectangular zones which become more cohesive still through the horizontals in the diagonal fields and the sloping forms in the horizontal. An ever-active touch, responding to the lie or swerve or rise of objects, unites this extended world from point to point. Nothing is perfectly still; the dark water has its pulsations and nuanced mood, and the pure sky, a delicate quivering of ethereal tones.

Keywords

New York, NY., United States, Marseilles, France, Style: French Post- Impressionist, School: Post- Impressionist, Movement: Post- Impressionism, French, Painting, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: French Post- Impressionist; School: Post- Impressionist; Movement: Post- Impressionism; French; Painting

Subject: geographic

New York, NY., United States; Marseilles, France

Time Period

Ca. 1884

Type

StillImage

Rights

This material is licensed by USF Libraries for the research and teaching needs of USF students, staff, and faculty only. See: https://lib.usf.edu/collections-and-discovery/collection-management/user-terms/

Access Restrictions

Only thumbnail images and descriptive information are available to non-USF users. Full access to this collection is available only to authorized users on the USF network on campus or via VPN.

Genre

Paintings; Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-PFF0088

The Gulf of Marseilles seen from L'Estaque

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