Notebook Chaïm Soutine - The Village
This notebook 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)
The village (détails), around 1923 - Oil on canvas : H.73,5; l. 92 cm
Paris, musée de l'Orangerie - © Photo Rmn - Grand Palais (musée de l'Orangerie) - H. Lewandowski
Notebook 64 pages - Lined pages
Paper from sustainably managed forests. Printed in France in compliance with environmental standards.
The village is the most radical and singular of Soutine's landscapes. The subject chosen by the artist seems classical, a landscape, houses and trees overhung by a sky, but here the treatment reveals a tormented personality and the affirmation of a great modernity. Indeed, all the elements of the canvas are subject to spectacular distortions and seem to fit into each other, abolishing any sense of perspective and balance.
- Museum of Conservation :
- Paris, musée de l’Orangerie