Description & Technical information

Ferdinand du Puigaudeau is best known for his own very distinctive style of painting which emphasized the play of light in moonlit scenes that often involved fireworks, Breton carnivals, and coastal views as well as sunrises and sunsets. This piece, from 1910 is a prime example of his ability to create a sense of atmosphere and capture the everyday spectacle of the sun setting.  While influenced by many artists with whom he lived and painted, Puigaudeu’s work is distinctive. He attempts to convey both the symbolism as well as the poetry of nature with harmonious colours that seem almost ethereal at times.

Date:  1920
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on canvas

Signed ‘F. du Puigaudeau’ (lower right)

Dimensions: 50.8 x 60.96 cm (20 x 24 inches)

Private Collection, France

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints