Description & Technical information

At the beginning of the 1970's, Bernard Buffet bought a house in the Yvelines, the Castle of Villiers Le Mahieu, where he lived from 1971 to 1979. This period is one of the most prolific of his work, and maybe one of the most emblematic. The series of the boats and harbours is an icon among it. Buffet aims to represent harbour cities throughout France, with a specific predilection for those of Brittany, but especially for those of Normandy: Rouen, Saint-Valéry-en-Caux, Dieppe and others would
be laid on the canvas. Buffet, following an impressionist
preoccupation, is committed to represent atmospheric changes and how they affect the lansdcape, but also the majesty of the liners and sailboats, commercial ones or pleasure ones, as he does here, in Granville.

Date:  1972
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 130.05 x 88.9 cm (51¹/₅ x 35 inches)
Provenance: Laietana Galerie de Arte, Barcelona, 1974.
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints