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Landscape from Bretagne

In the 1880s, Paul Gauguin occasionally went to Bretagne, where he was taken by the landscape and local traditions. This painting shows an actual part of the coast, in a subjective interpretation where the decorative effects of colour fields and contours are the key element. The orange sections have shadows in a contrasting blue. This new style was called Synthetism. In autumn 1892, the artist Richard Bergh bought Landscape from Bretagne from Gauguin’s wife. This painting inspired many Swedish artists.

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