MORET, Henry
(b. 1856, Cherbourg, d. 1913, Paris)

Ouessant, Calm Seas

Oil on canvas, 93 x 74 cm
Private collection

In 1896, Moret moved to the fishing village of Doelen, twelve miles from Pont Aven, and settled in an old guardhouse on a cliff with incomparable ocean views. Just around this time, his art - a combination of Impressionist handling of the paint and the subjective treatment of colour - reached its maturity. Moret's masterful combination of both Synthetism and Impressionist theory marks his oeuvre as a unique bridge uniting two disparate artistic trends of the Pont Aven movement.