Pont-Aven is a coastal town in Brittany, north-west France, which Paul Gauguin frequented between 1886 and 1894

  • Paul Gauguin, 'Harvest: Le Pouldu' 1890
    Paul Gauguin
    Harvest: Le Pouldu 1890
    Oil on canvas
    support: 730 x 921 mm
    frame: 994 x 1182 x 96 mm
    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of tax and allocated to the Tate Gallery 1966

With a group that included Emile Bernard and Paul Sérusier, Gauguin developed a synthetic style of painting that emphasised, through bold outline and simplified structure, a symbolic and emotional response to the Breton people and landscape.

See also synthetism