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Subjects : Landscape, Seascape
Keywords : 19th century, Neo-Impressionism, bare, barque, bather, bathing, creek, nudity, open-air activity, rest, yacht
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La barque et les baigneurs

The Boat and the Bathers is an oil on canvas measuring 30 x 125 cm, painted by Paul Cézanne around 1890 and now in the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris. The panel was commissioned by Victor Chocquet, the famous Impressionist collector who was also one of Cézanne's earliest supporters. The work was intended to decorate a doorway in Chocquet's flat in Paris, along with his birthplace, L'estany del paó. When Chocquet died in 1891, the two works were still unfinished. Finally, in 1899, they were offered for sale in the collection of the Virgin, with the titles Nimfes a la vora del mar (Nimfes by the sea) and La font (The fountain). This panel was carved in three parts after 1936, when it was still included in the Venturi catalogue. The two side sections, depicting bathers, one male and the other female, entered the Musée de l'Orangerie with the Walter-Guillaume collection, under the joint title Nimfes au bord de la mer. The central part, representing a boat, was acquired by the Musée de l'Orangerie in 1973. The reconstructed work has its original title. The work shows various figures with elliptical profiles, the same posture as in the three Grandes Baigneuses compositions painted by Cézanne a few years later, in particular the stretched figures with earthy mouths and the one on the left, leaning towards the group. The bathers stand on either bank of the river, leaving the central space of the composition to the water and sky, expressing the harmony between man and nature. There is [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the post-impressionism style.


« La barque et les baigneurs » is kept at Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, France.


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