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c.1910
View from Belle-Île, Côte Sauvage
c.1910

Louis Marie Desiré-Lucas

1869 Fort-de-France (Martinique) - 1949 Douarnenez

Oil on canvas, 19.69 x 21.65 in. (50 x 55 cm). Signed lower left.

Provenance: Private collection, Brittany

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Important oil painting by Desiré-Lucas, one of the most successful artists in Brittany.

 The painting is an impressive work in the treatment of light and coloring.
Beautifully done are the whitecaps on the shimmering aquamarine and turquoise sea. In contrast to these structures, the rock sections worked out significantly and provide an impressive spectacle.

 

Désiré-Lucas thanks to a grant from the city of Brest attended the Académie Julian in 1889 and subsequently the École des Beaux-Arts. He presented first paintings in 1893 at the Paris Salon.

From 1896 Desiré-Lucas relies on the advice of Gustave Moreau in Paris and returned to Brittany, where he has been celebrated since 1901, when the French government acquired a major work. From 1907 he lived in the Villa Kerbervet in Douarnenez.

 

Artist dictionaries: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, Saur, Schurr-Cabanne

Artworks by Desiré-Lucas are holding by such important public collections such as the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Museums of Fine Arts of Rouen, Angers, Quimper, Bordeaux and Nantes (there 2 paintings), the Musée Cantini in Marseille, Musee Crozatier in Le Puy-en-Velay. 3 paintings preserved in the Musée Alfred Danicourt Péronne.