About this artwork

For many years this painting was titled 'Les Gorges du Loup' after an area near Nice, in the south of France, which is famous for its waterfalls. However, it has recently been proven that the painting depicts a landscape near the village of Céret in the Pyrenees, where Soutine moved in 1919. After arriving in the area the artist began to animate his landscape motifs with such frenzied brushwork that the trees and houses seem to lean in the wind. Soutine used the paint very thickly and with great energy.

Chaim Soutine

Chaim Soutine