Description & Technical information

This work demonstrates Cariot’s devotion to explore and communicate the luminescence and mutability of light and colour.

From a young age, Gustave Cariot had demonstrated a natural artistic talent and shown an interest in pursuing an artistic career. Despite being a self-taught artist, Cariot went on to become a celebrated Post-Impressionist painter.

Although Cariot never accepted the label of Neo-Impressionist, he was clearly drawn to the scientific theory and techniques of the Pointillists and Divisionists. He was also influenced by the themes and subjects that featured in many Impressionist paintings, especially pastoral scenes of the French countryside, such as Monet’s 1890-1891 haystack series and Van Gogh’s undulating cypress trees, as well as famous landscapes of his native Paris.

Period:  20th century
Origin:  SPG, 8B
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed and dated lower right, G. Cariot 1925
Dimensions: 60 x 81 cm (23⁵/₈ x 31⁷/₈ inches)