Magnet Chaïm Soutine - Landscape
This magnet was published on the occasion of the exhibition "Chaïm Soutine / Willem de Kooning, la peinture incarnée" at the musée de l'Orangerie from 15 September 2021 to 10 January 2022.
Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943)
Landscape (detail), around 1922-1924 - Oil on canvas. H. 92 ; l. 65 cm - Paris, musée de l'Orangerie
© Photo Rmn - Grand Palais (musée de l'Orangerie) / H. Lewandowski © Rmn - Grand Palais, Paris 2021 © Photo Rmn - GP, Paris 2021
Landscape marks a turning point in Soutine's work by opening up perspective and space. The theme is still characterised by the tormented and distorted representation of buildings, where only the presence of the roofs and windows allow the subject to be identified. Here, the buildings are surrounded by a wooded landscape and are overhung by a blue sky. The landscape, far from softening the composition, seems to participate in the distortions of the houses through a powerful expressive movement.