(b. 1864, Paris, d. 1927, Morlaix)

The Talisman (The River Aven at Bois d'Amour)

Oil on canvas, 27 x 22 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

While at the Pont-Aven artist's colony Sérusier painted a picture that became known as The Talisman, under the close supervision of Gauguin. The picture was an extreme exercise in Cloisonnism that approximated to pure abstraction.