Gustave Loiseau: Falaises de Saint-Jouin (1907)


Gustave Loiseau, 1865 – 1935, FALAISES DE SAINT-JOUIN (1907), Signed G Loiseau (lower right); inscribed Falaises de Normandie- St Jouin and dated 1907 (on the stretcher), Oil on canvas, 25 5/8  by 31 7/8  in., 65.2 by 81 cm, Image via Sotheby’s., http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2018/impressionist-modern-art-day-sale-n09861/lot.106.html

Who Is Gustave Loiseau?

Gustave Loiseau (3 October 1865–10 October 1935) was a French Post-Impressionist painter, remembered above all for his landscapes and scenes of Paris streets. [1] Wikipedia

Loiseau and the Coasts of Normandy

Born in Paris in 1865, Gustave Loiseau, like many of the Impressionist painters, found inspiration in the coast of Normandy. In Falaises de Saint-Jouin, Loiseau eliminates almost every sign of human presence, choosing instead to focus on nature itself. The composition is anchored by the dramatic cliffs on the right, and framed by a wide expanse of sea and sky.

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Gustave Loiseau, 1865 – 1935, FALAISES DE SAINT-JOUIN (1907), Signed G Loiseau (lower right); inscribed Falaises de Normandie- St Jouin and dated 1907 (on the stretcher), Oil on canvas, 25 5/8  by 31 7/8  in., 65.2 by 81 cm, Image via Sotheby’s., (detail)

Gustave Loiseau: Post-Impressionist

After a period of experimentation with Pointillism, Loiseau found his own vision of rural France. His canvases reveal an interest in creating a more melancholic vision, avoiding the intense light found in the work of the Impressionists. A renewed aesthetic sense characterized the stylistic path for expression, portraying the world not just according to its physical appearance, but by its inner realities. Loiseau looked at nature with extraordinary sensitivity, defining structure and form with short brushstrokes of broken color, which places him firmly within the Post-Impressionism movement.

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Learn More

Bailly Gallery, Paris – concise biography and more paintings by Gustave Loiseau

Artnet – see many more paintings by Gustave Loiseau

Gustave Loiseau – Wikipedia

Gustave Loiseau | Christie’s

References

Wikipedia contributors. “Gustave Loiseau.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 Feb. 2021. Web. 8 Mar. 2021.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. There’s no mistaking the strong influence of Impressionism in his work.

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  2. penwithlit says:

    Reblogged this on penwithlit and commented:
    These are beautifully pellucid paintings- evocative in their delicacy.

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    1. Thanks for the reblog, Penwithlit. And for the new to me word, ‘pellucid’. I love new words almost as much as special art works. 😎

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    1. Thanks for visiting, SaaniaSparkle! 🙂

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