Nikolai Tarkhov: Les Bretonnes

Nikolai Alexandrovich Tarkhov, Les Bretonnes, oil on canvas, source: Sotheby’s

The ‘Moscow Parisian’

Brittany’s rich heritage and traditional ways of life inspired many of Paris’ best-known artists, from Corot to Monet, Gauguin and Matisse. The advance of Impressionism, in particular, resulted in a surge of interest among artists eager to paint en plein air within reach of the French capital. This important early work by the ‘Moscow Parisian’, as Tarkhoff came to be known, is a superb pastoral scene in this tradition.”



‘Tarkhoff hovers on the verge of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Fauvism, retaining his own lyrical intonation and individuality in the variable game of different movements.”


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Sotheby’s, Nikolai Tarkhov: Les bretonnes,, (accessed 21 Sept 2018).

Wikipedia contributors, “Brittany,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed September 21, 2018).

Image Credit

Nikolai Alexandrovich Tarkhov (1871-1930), Les Bretonnes, oil on canvas, signed in Latin l.r., 116 by 78cm, 46 by 30 3/4 in.,

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Lovely, as is Brittany.

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    1. I would love to see it someday. Thanks for visiting, Cindy. 🙂


  2. I love Impressionism. My three favorite pictures were the two in the third row and the picnic one at the bottom which I thought was appropriate for all of the people cooking out today. 😊

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    1. I am very partial to impressionism, too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Susan. 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome. 😊

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