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Subjects : Landscape
Keywords : Painting, distortion, landscape
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The Village is an oil on canvas measuring 73.5 x 92 cm, painted by Chaïm Soutine around 1923 and exhibited at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris. Between 1923 and 1925, Soutine lived in Canha de Mar, in Provence. Travelling inland, he discovered the village of La Gauda, where he painted several views of the same landscape, with a large tree and houses built on the hillsides, reached by winding roads. Soutine chose this landscape because of the beauty of the houses and mill clinging to the side of a peat bog at different heights. The artist created this work while harbouring contradictory feelings about this landscape, which he held in high esteem; as he said at the end of 1923 in a letter to the Parisian gallery owner Zborowski: "I would like to leave Cagnes, I can no longer bear this landscape...". This reinterpretation of an anguished and subjective vision of his environment places Soutine in the tradition of expressionist painting, which took root in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century and was predominant before and after the First World War. This landscape is the most radical and unusual of all those painted by Soutine. The subject is classical - a landscape, houses, trees, the sky - but the pictorial treatment reveals both a tormented character and the affirmation of a great modernity. In fact, all the elements of this composition have been dramatically distorted and seem intertwined, eliminating any sense of perspective or balance. The mental landscape eclipses [...]


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


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