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Gaston La Touche

Crepuscule

(St. Cloud, France, 1854 - 1913)

c. 1890s

Oil canvas

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Arthur McKee

1959.89

More Information

La Touche was not a member of the French Impressionist group, but his style was clearly influenced by their work. Like American impressionists, he used a more precise technique that created a striking, mosaic-like pattern on the surface of his works. This image of a fountain and pond at twilight ("crepuscule" is French for "twilight" or "dusk") likely depicts a scene in the gardens of Versailles, a favorite subject of the artist's in his later years.

Marks

signature and S.C. in LR

Keywords
Trees
Reflected light
Impressionism
Water
Pond
Landscapes
Painting
French
Woods