In the 1880s, Paul Gauguin occasionally went to Bretagne, where he was taken by the landscape and local traditions. This painting shows an actual part of the coast, in a subjective interpretation where the decorative effects of colour fields and contours are the key element. The orange sections have shadows in a contrasting blue. This new style was called Synthetism. In autumn 1892, the artist Richard Bergh bought Landscape from Bretagne from Gauguin’s wife. This painting inspired many Swedish artists.


  • Title: Landscape from Bretagne
  • Creator: Paul Gauguin
  • Date Created: 1889
  • Title in Swedish: Landskap från Bretagne
  • Signature: P. Gauguin 89.
  • Physical Dimensions: w910 x h725 cm (without frame)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Nationalmuseum, Nationalmuseum
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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