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Subjects : Landscape
Keywords : Brittany, France, Impressionism, Painting, cliff, coast, landscape, Painting, sea
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Port Manech

Port Manec'h is an oil on canvas by the French painter Henry Moret in the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. It depicts Port Manec'h on the south coast of Finistère. The painting, dated 1896, measures 60.5 × 73.5 cm. It entered the Hermitage Museum in 1948. The painter depicted the scene, then virtually deserted, at the mouth of the River Aven, with a house in the foreground and others in the distance on the headland of Port Manec'h overlooked by the small Port Manec'h lighthouse, as well as two small boats in the sea. The untouched natural beauty of the area and the flower-filled coastline made a deep impression on the artist. Moret had spent regular periods in Brittany since the 1890s, particularly in the small ports and at Le Pouldu. In 1895, he signed a contract with the gallery owner Durand-Ruel, which enabled him to settle in Brittany (in Doëlan) where he painted many canvases, especially of the coast. Moret met Gauguin in Pont-Aven in 1888, and he also met other painters from the Pont-Aven school. Van Gogh was also familiar with Moret's work and wrote admiringly of him in an 1888 letter to Bernard. Although Moret may have been inspired by Gauguin's synthetic style, he nevertheless remained attached to Impressionism, as this painting demonstrates. This painting was bought in 1901 by Durand-Ruel, who sold it in 1903 to the famous Moscow collector Shchukin. His immense collection was nationalised by the Bolsheviks and in 1918 was transferred to the Museum of New [...]

 

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

 

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