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.
How to tell Breton from Millet, and trying to settle the question as to which was the greater artist.
Less well known outside Norway, later works include vast canvases for Oslo University, and many vibrant and vigorous paintings of nudes and landscapes.
Initially a portrait and history painter, he co-founded the Barbizon School in the late 1840s, turning to evocative scenes of poor country people.