Henri-Edmond Cross: Women Tying the Vine (1890)

A lovely scene!

At Sunnyside - Where Truth and Beauty Meet

Henri-Edmond Cross, Women Tying the Vine (1890), Oil on canvas. 53.8 x 65 cm, Carmen Thyssen Collection

“In 1886 the critic Fénéon defined Cross’s style in the following words: “a light palette, objects, beings indicated with flat colours, light brushwork, a pretty fantasy.” These flat, toned-down colours (mixed with white) are here displayed above all in the traditional bonnets and in the bodies of the women bent over in the sun. In contrast, the pink stippling in the dark green mass of the tree is already a response to Divisionism, in an effort to render the glints of the complementary colour that appear on a coloured surface. The painting was shown at the Salon des Indépendants in March 1891 as was the first work (a portrait of his future wife) in which Cross used rigorous neo-Impressionist techniques.”

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