Christopher Wood Church at Tréboul 1930

Artwork details

Christopher Wood 1901–1930
Church at Tréboul
Date 1930
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Support: 730 x 916 mm
frame: 983 x 1170 x 115 mm
Acquisition Presented by Dr and Mrs Lucius Wood, the artist's parents, through the Contemporary Art Society 1930
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1930

Display caption

Wood spent June and July 1930 painting in Brittany, basing himself in Tréboul, close to Douarnenez. This area was popular with both British and French painters and was close to Pont-Aven, which had been made famous by Gauguin whose work, together with that of Van Gogh, was important to Wood. In the space of forty days Wood painted some sixty canvases both from life and, at night, from postcards, mostly depicting scenes from the daily lives of the fishing community. Moving from the depiction of boats to architecture he claimed helped him to paint a 'quieter composition'.

August 2004

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