The Forest at Fontainebleau
On loan from a private collection, © Private collection

The simplified forms of the trees are painted in broad strokes, using such non-naturalistic colours as blue and yellow for the trunks and foliage and pink in the foreground. The colours and sinuous shapes of the landscape are typical of works of the Fauves (‘wild beasts’), a loose-knit group of artists working at this period.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1869 - 1954
Full title
The Forest at Fontainebleau
Date made
1909
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
60 × 73.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
On loan from a private collection
Inventory number
L1212
Location in Gallery