Cassis through the trees shows the raw beauty of nature as the main character, and even when it reveals a glimpse of the village of Cassis, Fergusson’s stylised Provençal landscape dominates the foreground. Looking beyond, white architecture with oranges roofs and the shiny blue of the sea can be seen in the centre of the canvas through the foliage, as well as the snow-peaked mountains beyond.
The style clearly hints at certain Cubist features, and shows the influences of Cézanne in Fergusson’s use of colour, composition and brushstrokesChristie’s
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