Tour at Two: Henri-Edmond Cross

  • Henri-Edmond Cross was a founding member of the Société des Artistes Indépendants in 1884, along with many of the artists like Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, who would later be called Neo-Impressionists.
     
  • Chronic health issues prompted Cross’s move to the town of Saint-Clair on the Mediterranean coast of France. Cross preferred to paint peaceful landscapes, seascapes, and idyllic village scenes, all setting that he regularly encountered in his life in the south of France.
     
  • Painted just one year before his death, The Little Maure Mountains is Cross’s vibrant depiction of the Massif des Maures, a forested low mountain range located inland, but not far from where he resided. Cross painted these mountains dozens of times over the course of his career, and at least three times from this particular vantage point.

Henri-Edmond Cross, The Little Maure Mountains, 1909; Oil on canvas; Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo N. Dixon, 1975.17

  • Henri-Edmond CrossHenri-Edmond Cross fue miembro fundador de la Société des Artistes Indépendants en 1884, junto con muchos de los artistas como Georges Seurat y Paul Signac, que luego se llamarían neoimpresionistas.
     
  • Los problemas de salud crónicos provocaron el traslado de Cross a la ciudad de Saint-Clair, en la costa mediterránea de Francia. Cross prefirió pintar paisajes pacíficos, paisajes marinos y escenas de pueblos idílicos, todo el escenario que encontró regularmente en su vida en el sur de Francia.
     
  • Pintado solo un año antes de su muerte, The Little Maure Mountains es la representación vibrante de Cross del Massif des Maures, una cordillera boscosa y baja ubicada en el interior, pero no muy lejos de donde residía. Cross pintó estas montañas docenas de veces en el transcurso de su carrera, y al menos tres veces desde este punto de vista particular.

Henri-Edmond Cross, The Little Maure Mountains, 1909; Oil on canvas; Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo N. Dixon, 1975.17

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