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c. 1900
Le Cap Brun
c. 1900

Louis Gaidan

Nîmes 1847 - 1925

Oil on canvas, 21.65 x 28.75 in. (55 x 73 cm). Signed lower right.

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The painting is one work out of the popular series of pointillist Carqueiranne subjects. In Carqueiranne, located between Toulon and Hyeres on the Cote d'Azur, the artist had a beautifully situated property.

Gaidan lived in good financial conditionsand rarely participated in exhibitions. Member of the Salon des Artistes Français where he exhibited from 1887 until 1903. The artist presented his works on the southern exhibitions in Toulon, Hyères and Nimes.

He was a close friend to Cézanne.

Gaidan painted the immediate area of his residence in luminous and fresh color. His moderate Pointillism is very harmonious and compared with Henri Martin. However Gaidan is an even stronger colorist, his paintings feature bright mediterranean colors.

 

ARTIST DICTIONARIES: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, Saur, Schurr-Cabanne.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana/USA; Musée Paul Valery, Sète; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseille.

More information to the artist Louis Gaidan on  www.louisgaidan.com