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Beach at Cabasson (Baigne-Cul)

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

1891/92

Artist:

Henri Edmond Cross
French, 1856–1910

About this artwork

In 1891, as a result of his rheumatoid arthritis, Henri Edmond Cross moved to Cabasson, a hamlet on the Côte d’Azur in southeastern France. The move deeply affected his art: after settling on the Mediterranean coast, he embraced the divided brushwork (small dashes and dots of color) and tonal gradations of “scientific Impressionism.” This methodical technique was a departure from the Impressionists’ more intuitive quick strokes of color to capture fleeting atmospheric conditions. In this beach scene, Cross used this more systematic paint application to convey the color and heat of his adopted region.

Status

On View, Gallery 240

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Henri Edmond Cross

Title

Beach at Cabasson (Baigne-Cul)

Origin

France

Date

1891–1892

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower left: henri Edmond Cross

Dimensions

25 3/4 × 36 3/8 in. (65.3 × 92.3 cm)

Credit Line

L. L. and A. S. Coburn, and Bette and Neison Harris funds; Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection; through prior acquisition of the Kate L. Brewster Collection

Reference Number

1983.513

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