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Le Croisic

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A sketch showing the relationship between sea and sky at Le Croisic, Brittany. The sea in the foreground is shown breaking close to shore, with the crests of the waves indicated on the left with thick impasto paint. The sky, which occupies two thirds of the picture, has a large bank of cloud in shades of grey and cream, tinged yellow on the left. The sky on the right is a bright blue. The sea on the left is bright green and lemon-yellow to indicate the reflection from the sun. During December 1921 Everett stayed at the 'Fort de L'Ocean' hotel, Le Croisic, near St Lazaire, on the Loire-Atlantique. The hotel was positioned above the rocks and afforded a panoramic view of the sea. He was the only person staying in the hotel, and from his vantage point in the glass verandah, he was able to see the sun rise and set over the Atlantic.

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oil on paper


H 25.2 x W 35.5 cm

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