MICHEL ROBIN | L' Indre - près de Loches
65 cms x 91 cms / 25½" x 35¾"
Oil on Canvas
- Michel Robin travelled across France in pursuit of his art. Enthralled by the enchanting river valleys of rural France, it was the Dordogne region and the Loire River Valley that particularly caught the young artists' attention. His father was a master of painting en plein air, following the practice of the Impressionists and the two artists would often paint side by side outdoors on their many visits into the countryside. Growing up with this artistic influence and learning the Post-Impressionist techniques first hand from his father, Michel Robin was able to capture the very essence of French rural life through his atmospheric handling of brush and palette. Michel Robin's technique was more stylised than his fathers; he built up his landscapes with thick brushstrokes of blocks of colour over heavily outlined forms, finished with a delicate rendering of trees and grasses, often using a palette knife.
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