Description & Technical information

Jacques Martin-Ferrières painted mostly still life works and landscape scenes, often travelling to a variety of places and painting everywhere he went. He also particularly enjoyed painting in winter, creating beautiful snowy landscapes that show a lot of lyricism, like with this piece, Neiges dans les Abruzzes.

In this pointillist winter landscape, Martin-Ferrières depicts the monumental mountains located in the Italian region of Abruzzo, focusing on one of the mountain-tops with the snow swirling around what could be a castle or a church. The artist’s superb sensitivity of colour is demonstrated within the painting as at the forefront the subtle harmonies of blue and violet are contrasted with the lighter background hues of pinks and creams, creating a stunning composition of animation and the tantalising effects of light.

Date:  1921
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on board

Signed ‘Martin-Ferrières’
and dated (lower right)

Dimensions: 38.1 x 45.72 cm (15 x 18 inches)

Private Collection, United

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints