French Post-Impressionist painter, Gustave Loiseau was known for his landscape paintings and Parisian Street scenes. He was a great traveller, painting throughout France but was drawn primarily to the Normandy coast, including the locations Dieppe, Fécamp, and Étretat. The impasto texture on this canvas is fascinating to explore. Rich with elements both architectural and human, especially the stretched promenade full of walking travellers along the waterway, Loiseau has chosen a nearly impossible to view high perspective over the city to look down on the alternating rooftops and challenge the heights of the swirling, ethereal clouds.
MEDIUM: Oil on board
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 18.5 x 21.7 ins/ 47.0 x 55.1 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘G. Loiseau’ (lower right)