Sunset near Villerville by Charles Francois Daubigny poster print (40 x 30 cm)
40 x 30 cm A3 poster print of Sunset near Villerville by Charles Francois Daubigny poster print. This image is from The Mesdag Collection, The Hague.
Paper size is 40 x 30 cm with the image is full bleed to the edge of the print. Fits into a standard size frame.
Daubigny paid regular visits to the coastal village of Villerville-sur-Mer in Normandy. There he painted various seascapes, including this sunset. Daubigny applied the paint with quick, broad brushstrokes and a palette knife. That makes the painting look as though it was completed in one sitting. In reality, he made changes to it several times.
Daubigny's use of bright colours, such as intense yellows, oranges and pinks, probably reflects the influence of the French Impressionists. At their first exhibition in 1874, those young painters had caused a commotion with their colourful, swiftly painted impressions of natural scenes.
Charles-François Daubigny (15 February 1817 – 19 February 1878) was one of the painters of the Barbizon school, and is considered an important precursor of impressionism. Daubigny was born in Paris, into a family of painters and was taught the art by his father Edmond François Daubigny and his uncle, miniaturist Pierre Daubigny.