'Trees', formerly titled 'L'Etang' is now thought to portray the banks of the Seine near Bougival and is a very characteristic example of Vlaminck's obsessive emulation of Cézanne's construction of landscape, his painterly technique and his systematic way of conveying form through colour.
Trees by Maurice de Vlaminck, 19131914
© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2007
- Oil on canvas
- 72 x 90 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £11,500 ( Total: £112,500; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Lord Davies
The Cézanne memorial exhibition in 1907 had a profound and sobering effect on Vlaminck and as a result his palette shifted from hot to cool colours, and he was inspired by Cézanne's architectural order and regard for space and depth.
De Lada's New Art Salon, 1920; Miss Margaret Davies, 1920; Lord Davies, 1960.