The artist I'd just met said she'd been 'drawn to the enigma of Brittany', and I wondered what that meant. I've been thinking about artists in Brittany, and in whose footsteps I tread. Who else has been drawn to this wild peninsula profoundly linked to the sea?
Top : Paul Gauguin - The Kelp Gatherers 1890
Emile Bernard - Laundresses in Brittany 1939
Edouard Vuillard - Beach at Saint Jacut 1909
Vincent van Gogh - Breton Women 1888
Eugene Boudin (1824-1898) - Brest, The Harbour
Odilon Redon - Breton Village 1890
Pierre-Auguste Renoir - The Coast of Brittany Fishing Boats 1878
John Piper - Brittany Coast, France 1963
Pablo Picasso - On the Beach, Dinard 1928
'We all had a debt to pay to Brittany. It was she who lit up our youth, she who brought us so many poetic emotions and kindled Faith and a love of Art.' Emile Bernard, artist (1868 - 1941)
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