About this artwork

In the summer of 1924 Peploe’s work was exhibited in Paris along with paintings by the other Scottish Colourists. Whilst in France Peploe also travelled to Cassis with the artist FCB Cadell, and it was during this trip that this work was painted. Peploe’s use of rich, bright colours suggests the baking heat and strong sunlight of the South of France. The composition echoes the work of Cézanne. The elements of the painting are meshed together like a tapestry using short, even brushstrokes. The balance of colours and repetition of the spiky, succulent plants is used to great decorative effect. Peploe was so enamoured with Cassis that he returned on a painting trip four years later.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Landscape at Cassis
  • date created:
    1924
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    55.40 x 45.70 cm; Framed: 77.90 x 68.00 x 10.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Mr Gordon Binnie 1963
  • accession number:
    GMA 866
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Samuel John Peploe

Samuel John Peploe