(b. 1868, Lille, d. 1941, Paris)
The Harvest (Breton Landscape)1888
Oil on canvas, 57 x 45 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
The great simplicity and two-dimensionality of the compositions of the painters of the Pont-Aven school, a group of painters congregated around Paul Gauguin and Émile Bernard, was the result of the influence by folk art and Japanese woodcuts. The Harvest is a good example of these compositions.