Émile Bernard (1868 - 1941), Pont-Aven, 1888
oil on canvas,
73 cm x 92.5 cm
Credits: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (State of the Netherlands)
Emile Bernard painted this picture in heavily thinned oil paint: that’s why it’s so transparent that it looks almost like a watercolour. But he used more opaque paint for some areas, like the little pine trees and the leaves on the trees. This makes them really stand out.
He painted the summery scene in the famous Bois d’Amour, near the Breton village of Pont-Aven: a favourite place among artists.