Maxime Maufra

Cape Beg-an-Hebrellec

1894
An Impressionist at heart, Maufra painted mostly seascapes and landscapes, always striving to record the truths of nature. Maufra's view of Cape Beg-an-Hebrellec in Guimaëc, Brittany, depicts a shoreline with waves crashing onto purple rocks. The evocative colours recall the boldness of Japanese prints, which were popular among artists of the time. The colours also reflect Maufra's interaction with the School of Pont-Aven, led by Paul Gauguin. This landscape shows a great freedom in the use of high-keyed colours, which follows Gauguin's example.
Title
Cape Beg-an-Hebrellec
Date
1894
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
82.3 x 112.4 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Purchased 1911
Accession number
264