‘Girl in a Red Kimono’ is a major work of Japonisme, and relied on photos as well as drawings and sketches. His name has even entered the Dutch language.
In 1882, he painted with Vincent van Gogh in The Hague. A Naturalist without realist style, he showed street life as it was, and loved Japonism too.
His paintings of markets, including Paris’s famous Les Halles, are superb, as are his pastels.
The world looks very different now, compared with the past. This explores differences in lighting, from candlepower to the excesses seen in modern cities, and their effects on painting.
A selection of paintings by other artists who painted there after 1886. Includes Laval, Moret, O’Conor, Sérusier, and of course Vincent van Gogh.
From 1886, the colony at Pont-Aven was dominated by the struggling former stockbroker Paul Gauguin. Among his friends was Émile Bernard. Here are some of the works from that period.
Classically trained, he started painting the dramatic coasts which had been formative motifs for Claude Monet in 1886: the storm seas and rugged rocks of Brittany.
The story of how a young man inadvertently killed his pet stag, and was turned into a cypress for his grief – and that of others.
Including superb paintings by Zorn, Marie Spartali Stillman, Boldini, van Gogh, Cézanne, Sargent, Demuth, and Signac.
After a winter working on decorative panels, he had another successful and productive season painting outdoors in Algonquin Park.