Saturday in the Museum with Paul

Image: Paul Sérusier, White Cow (c. 1895).

Something for spring for our weekly art post. We typically tie the subject to food, and this year we have been focusing on art depicting where food comes from.

This painting is by French painter Paul Sérusier. He came of age as the Impressionists were being eclipsed by the next generation of Gaugin, Bonnard, Vuillard among others. One of the intellectual leaders of the group, Samuel Denis, said, “Remember that a picture, before being a battle horse, a female nude or some sort of anecdote, is essentially a flat surface covered with colors assembled in a certain order.”

There is something in this picture that matches that idea. The piece is in the collection of the Polish National Museum in Warsaw, though currently not on display.


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