(b. 1830, St Thomas, Virgin Islands, d. 1903, Paris)

Entrance to the Village of Voisins le Bretonneux

Oil on canvas, 46 x 55 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

In this painting the outline, as used to define the form of an object, is avoided. The material quality is dissolved; nature becomes merely an illusion. The colours of the spectrum define the colour palette; black, for example, is hardly ever used.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.