The Pont-Aven School

Three Bigouden women in the forest

Georges Lacombe (1868-1916)

1894

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Georges Lacombe (1868-1916) Les Trois Bigoudènes, 1894–1895 - Peinture à l’oeuf sur toile, 46 x 61,5 cm - Musée des beaux-arts de Quimper

Egg tempera on canvas

2009-4-1

Acquired in 2009 in the art trade in Paris

H. 46 cm - L. 61,5 cm

In 1892, Lacombe, a painter and sculptor, meets the Nabis and becomes an active member.  As with many symbolist painters, he is inspired by the theme of the sacred wood in his representation of these three young Bigouden women kneeling at the edge of a forest.  He paints them in a stylised and decorative manner using matt paint.  His work is the opposite of folkloric representations of fine costumes for weddings and pardons.  The museum has another of Lacombe’s paintings, au sol rouge (The Forest with a red floor), which is linked to this one.

The Pont-Aven School

Three Bigouden women in the forest

Georges Lacombe (1868-1916)

1894

Enlarge picture jpg 329Ko (See the caption hereafter) (modal window)
Georges Lacombe (1868-1916) Les Trois Bigoudènes, 1894–1895 - Peinture à l’oeuf sur toile, 46 x 61,5 cm - Musée des beaux-arts de Quimper

Egg tempera on canvas

2009-4-1

Acquired in 2009 in the art trade in Paris

H. 46 cm - L. 61,5 cm

In 1892, Lacombe, a painter and sculptor, meets the Nabis and becomes an active member.  As with many symbolist painters, he is inspired by the theme of the sacred wood in his representation of these three young Bigouden women kneeling at the edge of a forest.  He paints them in a stylised and decorative manner using matt paint.  His work is the opposite of folkloric representations of fine costumes for weddings and pardons.  The museum has another of Lacombe’s paintings, au sol rouge (The Forest with a red floor), which is linked to this one.

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