Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Still Life with a Maori Statuette (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

In his Tahiti period he often painted on unprimed hessian, or sackcloth, and in many of the paintings done at the time the weave of the rough fabric is clearly visible through the paint. This was partly a consequence of his poverty, as was the thinness of the paint in some of his works, but he had begun to experiment with coarse canvas with Van Gogh in 1888, and found that the hairy surface of sackcloth enhanced the "barbaric" qualities he so much admired.

Keywords

Reim, 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

Reim, France

Type

StillImage

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Genre

Paintings; Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-PFF0539

Still Life with a Maori Statuette (detail)

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