View of The Old Port, Saint-Tropez

Pierre Bonnard French

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In 1911 Bonnard made three separate trips to Saint-Tropez, on the Mediterranean coast of France, which was still a small fishing port. He probably painted this work during his second visit in the summer, when he stayed with his friend the artist Paul Signac. The old port, with its narrow streets, is seen from the place de la Mairie through an opening between two shuttered buildings facing the quay. Several figures are discernible in the street: the forms of all but the central one, cast in purple shadow, are diffused by the light.

View of The Old Port, Saint-Tropez, Pierre Bonnard (French, Fontenay-aux-Roses 1867–1947 Le Cannet), Oil on canvas

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