Oil on canvas
81 x 116 cm / 31.9 x 45.7 in.
Signed and dated lower right: G. Cariot 1904
Périgny-sur-Yerres 1872 - Paris 1950
Very much inspired by the Impressionist movement, Gustave Cariot dedicated his work to the representation of nature. He painted rural landscapes where haystacks met forest and plains near roads or houses. Cariot aimed to capture transitory moments and the fleeting effect of light. He rendered such scenes in a palette of vibrant colors and an important impasto. His paintings have been attached to that of the pointillist and divisionism movement. Renowned in his lifetime, his landscapes have been exhibited many times; at the Société des Artistes Indépendants, at the Salon d'Automne, at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts or even at the Salon d'Hiver. He has also been often represented at the Durand-Ruel gallery, eminent promoter of the impressionist art.