The Pont-Aven School

View of the port of Pont-Aven

Maxime MAUFRA (1861-1918)

Circa 1893-1894

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Maxime Maufra (1861-1918) - Vue du port de Pont-Aven, vers 1893-1894 - Huile sur toile, 150 x 300 cm, © Musée des beaux-arts de Quimper

Oil on canvas

76-2-1

Acquired in 1976 – private sale

H. 150 cm - L. 300 cm

This masterpiece by Maufra, with its unusual format, was probably intended as a decoration.   It is a picturesque scene depicting the caulking of a lugger, beached at low tide in the mudflats of Bas Bourgneuf, at the foot of mount Saint-Guénolé.  On the left can be seen the first mill on the Aven and a little further behind the village steeple.  Some women are bringing firewood for the fire.  The aesthetics of the Pont-Aven School are evident in the simplification of the layout and the strong decorative rhythms.

The Pont-Aven School

View of the port of Pont-Aven

Maxime MAUFRA (1861-1918)

Circa 1893-1894

Enlarge picture jpg 141Ko (See the caption hereafter) (modal window)
Maxime Maufra (1861-1918) - Vue du port de Pont-Aven, vers 1893-1894 - Huile sur toile, 150 x 300 cm, © Musée des beaux-arts de Quimper

Oil on canvas

76-2-1

Acquired in 1976 – private sale

H. 150 cm - L. 300 cm

This masterpiece by Maufra, with its unusual format, was probably intended as a decoration.   It is a picturesque scene depicting the caulking of a lugger, beached at low tide in the mudflats of Bas Bourgneuf, at the foot of mount Saint-Guénolé.  On the left can be seen the first mill on the Aven and a little further behind the village steeple.  Some women are bringing firewood for the fire.  The aesthetics of the Pont-Aven School are evident in the simplification of the layout and the strong decorative rhythms.

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