Auguste Herbin

Composition (Paysage à Céret) [Composition (Landscape at Céret)]

previous next

About this artwork

This picture was painted in the small French town of Céret, in the Pyrenees. Céret was a popular haunt of Picasso and the cubist artists, and Herbin lived there from 1918 to 1920. The painting is composed of rhythmic, decorative forms which are reminiscent of a patchwork quilt; the contours resemble blanket-stitching, anticipating Herbin's later designs for carpets and tapestries. On the left, the vertical shape, comprised of ovoid forms, represents a tree. The stylised form on the right is thought to be a half-length, female figure facing forward and holding a fan.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Auguste HerbinFrench (1882 - 1960)
  • title:
    Composition (Paysage à Céret) [Composition (Landscape at Céret)]
  • date created:
    1919
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    73.00 x 91.50 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Gabrielle Keiller 1995
  • accession number:
    GMA 3986
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
Does this text contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? Tell us what you think.

Auguste Herbin

Auguste Herbin