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.