About this artwork
As a result of his rheumatoid arthritis, Henri-Edmond Cross moved to Cabasson, a hamlet on the Côte d’Azur. This move south deeply affected his art. Although he had been friends with Camille Pissarro, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, and other Neo-Impressionists for years, it was only after settling on the Mediterranean coast in 1891 that he embraced the divided brushwork (small dashes and dots of color applied regularly throughout a composition) and color gradations of “scientific Impressionism.” It became his means of capturing the color and heat of his adopted region.
- Henri Edmond Cross
- Beach at Cabasson (Baigne-Cul)
- Oil on canvas
- Inscribed lower left: henri Edmond Cross
- 25 3/4 × 36 3/8 in. (65.3 × 92.3 cm)
- 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