Breton Women with Umbrellas
The Pont-Aven school brings together very different artists who meet regularly in this small town in southern Finistère in the mid 1880s. After Gauguin's departure to Tahiti in 1891- the figurehead of the group - Emile Bernard continues his research on synthetism in Britanny. This region, remained outside of industrial development, still lives partly on its ancestral traditions. It is for Bernard and Gauguin a true oasis of authenticity and a source of exotic inspiration. On these preserved and harsh land endures a world that conveys, in their eyes, the essential values of humanity.
1892, Musée d'Orsay