Landscape in the Orne
Landscape in the Orne, ca. 1901
Oil on prepared paper mounted on canvas
32.7 x 41.3 cm (12 7/8 x 16 3/16 inches)
Museum Membership Fund 67.025
(August 19, 2005 – January 22, 2006)
Although Degas seems to have been unmoved by Symbolist art, he respected the work of Carrière. An important figure in the Symbolist movement, Carrière’s ethereal images are pervaded by a poetic naturalism and dreamlike stillness.
This sheet belongs to a small group of landscapes that Carrière made towards the end of his career. With a soft and almost misty focus, Carrière transformed reality into a quasi-abstract two-dimensional system of broad planes differentiated by changes in the density of the striated brushstrokes. Perhaps it was this painterly application of medium, reminiscent of Degas’s monotypes, that attracted Degas to Carriére’s work in general.
European Paintings and Sculpture, ca. 1770 - 1937
Edited BySlimmon, Ann H, and Judith A. Singsen, eds.
Contributions byRosenfeld, Daniel, et al
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1991
TypeMonographs and Collections
Rodolphe Rapetti, Marie-Jeanne Geyer, and Marie-Pierre Salé, Eugène Carrière, 1849-1906. Strasbourg: Musées de Strasbourg, 1996.
Gustave Geffroy, L’Oeuvre de E. Carrière. Paris: L’Edition de l’art, 1902.
Robert James Bantens, Eugène Carrière: His Work and His Influence. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Press, 1983.
Robert James Bantens, Eugène Carrière: The Symbol of Creation. New York: Kent Fine Art, 1990.
E. Carrière, exposition d’oeuvre récente. Paris: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, 1901.
Véronique Nora-Milin, Alice Lamarre, and Rodolphe Rapetti, Eugène Carrière, 1849-1906: catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre peint. Paris: Gallimard, 2008.
Valérie Bajou, Eugène Carrière: portrait intimiste, 1846-1906. Lausanne: Acatos, 1998.
Richard Teller Hirsch, Eugène Carrière, 1849-1906: Seer of the Real. Allentown, PA: Allentown Art Museum, 1968.