Description & Technical information

In 1888, Laugé, born in Arzens in Aude (France), rediscovered his most important source of inspiration: the South. The painter settled first in Carcassonne before returning to Cailhau in 1895, when his father died.
Like in Paris, he experienced difficulties to impose his painting, too avant-garde for some people. However, he would participate in the Salon des Indépendants in 1894 and several exhibitions would be dedicated to him in Parisian galleries during the 1910-20s. Thanks to the support of art dealers, collectors and critics like Albert Sarault, Achille Astre or Maurice Fabre de Gasparets, Laugé would manage to sell his paintings and promote his work to the public.

"Le Chemin bordé de chardons", painted in 1897, represents, by the juxtaposition of a myriad of orange,
blue, green and pink touches, the surroundings of Cailhau on a hot summer day.

Date:  1897
Period:  19th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on original canvas

Signed and dated lower right : A. Laugé 97
Certificate of authenticity issued by Mrs Nicole Tamburini dated March 8th, 2017.

Dimensions: 52.5 x 80 cm (20⁵/₈ x 31¹/₂ inches)
Literature: This work will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre d'Achille Laugé being prepared by Mrs Nicole Tamburini.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints