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  • Pool

    Artist:
    Daubigny, Charles-François. 1817-1878
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    57,5x93,5 cm

Daubigny, Charles-François. 1817-1878

Pool

France, 1858

The famous French landscape painter Daubigny was one of the most important artists of the Barbizon School, which took its name from the village near Paris. The Pool was produced in the 1850s when Daubigny often painted landscapes in Isère. In this picture the space is built up through a succession of three horizontal planes: a swampy pool, gently sloping hills and the sky with light clouds. The soft transition from the foreground to the distance planes is created by the winding road along which a herd of cows is moving to a watering-place. The idyllic landscape, typical of the Barbizon School, is suffused with a mood of serene calm and quiet. The colour scheme is based on harmonious combination of golden-brown, olive-green and grey-blue tones.

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Pool

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oil

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57,5x93,5 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1922; transferred from the Kushelevskaya Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts

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ГЭ-3863

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