Gustave Loiseau: Falaises (1904-5)

GUSTAVE LOISEAU (1865-1935), Falaises, signed ‘G Loiseau’ (lower right), oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 36 1/4 in. (65.4 x 92 cm.), Painted circa 1904-1905, Image Source: Christie’s

“Loiseau’s interpretation of the cliffs of Northern France is charged with scintillatingly bright colour, tightly dappled brushstrokes in contrasting hues that vibrate off one another, creating a glittering sense of movement. Harnessing his subject on a grand scale and from an elevated viewpoint, Loiseau employs vertical brushstrokes in the cliff-faces to provide a vertiginous and grand quality to their sublime presence, contrasted with the gentle curvilinear horizontals of the water as they ripple, dappled in blues and greens, creating a dazzling sense of perspective and rhythmic contrast within his brushwork. Standing in front of Loiseau’s scene, one becomes immersed, almost able to hear the sound of the waves and feel the soft breeze of the wind.”


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9 Comments Add yours

  1. This is very similar to our landscape here on the Bay of Fundy side of Nova Scotia. There is a place near Kentville that looks very close to what the painting depicts. I love the colors here. Just so pretty!

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    1. Oh my, you live in paradise, Sheila! 🙂🌺

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      1. Yes, I do! ❤ I am very fortunate!

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    1. He is one of my top 5….so I am partial! 🙂🌺


  2. Bridgette says:

    Such beautiful colors!

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