Magnet Chaïm Soutine - Recumbent tree
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)
Recumbent tree (detail), around 1923-1924 - Oil on canvas. H. 60 ; l. 81 cm - Paris, musée de l'Orangerie
© Photo Rmn-Grand Palais (musée de l'Orangerie) / Franck Raux I © Rmn - Grand Palais, Paris 2021
n this painting, the tree is in the foreground, half-hiding the cluster of houses that can be seen behind it. It also almost completely obscures the blue sky. The reclining trunk, probably due to the repeated force of the wind, creates an upward diagonal movement and the movements of the foliage complete the impression of liveliness that emerges from the composition. This landscape was painted in Cagnes in the South of France and is part of a series detailing a group of houses set on a hill hidden by a large tree in the foreground.