Made during the artist’s first stay in France, this work marks a transition from Cezannesque expressions of volume toward a unique, rather heavy touch. In the painting, Saeki pays homage to Van Gogh by depicting the church in Auvers-sur-Oise from the same angle as van Gogh had done in his painting. Another well-known episode took place here when Saeki met Vlaminck, and ended up receiving severe criticism regarding his work.


  • Title: Church in Avvers-sur-Oise
  • Creator Lifespan: 1898 - 1928
  • Creator Nationality: Japanese
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Date: 1924
  • Physical Location: Japan
  • Title(japanese): オーヴェールの教会
  • Tecniques and materials(japanese): 油彩/カンヴァス
  • Physical Dimensions: w71 x h58.9 cm (complete)
  • Period(japanese): 大正期
  • Painter: Yuzo Saeki
  • Provenance: Tottori Prefectural Museum
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: Tottori Prefectural Museum

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