French oils and light

There’s something to be said for the treatment of light in French oil paintings in the 1800s.  This piece hides it like a treasure.  Dawn hides behind an antiquated stone wall, sliding through the doorway while a few locals relax into their pastoral errands on a crisp morning.  You can almost see small puffs of the horse’s breath as it grazes, and hear the gentle bustle of the town waking up behind its tall, silent guardian gate.

Porte de la Reine at Aigues-Mortes by Jean-Frédéric Bazille

Porte de la Reine at Aigues-Mortes by Jean-Frédéric Bazille (click for full size)

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