Cagnes-sur-Mer (Painters' Town)
- Roman Selskyi
- Cagnes-sur-Mer (Painters' Town)
- Date of creation
- Eastern Europe
- oil painting
- canvas oil
- Dimensions (height x width, cm)
- 49.5 x 60
- Purchased from Agnesa Bachynska-Selska, 1993
- Lozinski Palace
Information about author
In Paris, Roman Selskyi immerses himself in the whirlpool of world art, especially modern art, and becomes acquainted with the collections of the Louvre. However, the turbulent maelstrom of colour seen in the work of J. Pankiewicz, and promoted by the Kapists, became somewhat limited for Selskyi. An important event in the artist's formation was an encounter with Pierre Bonnard. Under his influence, R. Selskyi managed to expand the scope of colourism. The work of this artist became indicative in transforming direct impressions of life into artistic images, as the example of the painting "Painters' Town on the Mediterranean Sea", 1926. The view is rendered in a brownish-pink and blue-purple colour scheme. A group of houses is depicted in several plans against a background of wavy hills. A group of trees is depicted on the right in the foreground.
In the bottom on the left there is a date "1926", on the right a signature "R. Selskyi"