The Mountain Path - Thorenc

Inspired by the mountains north of Antibes in southern France, this dramatic landscape shares many similarities with the series Fergusson made of the Scottish Highlands in 1922. The approach to composition emphasises depth and there is an increasing emphasis on form and more muted, sombre colours.

Brushstrokes are carefully placed in series of hatched rows to emphasise underlying forms and the use of square ended brushes creates a chiselled, sculptural effect. This technique shows Fergusson's awareness of Cezanne (1839-1906), whose work was hugely influential on 20th century artists.

Between 1925 and 1929 Fergusson and Morris were spending their time divided almost equally between addresses in London and Paris. The Margaret Morris Summer Schools provided the opportunity to spend summers in the south during which Fergusson could gather fresh material from which to paint.

  • Material/Medium: oil paint on canvas
  • Date: 1927
  • Creator: John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961)
  • Accession number: 1992.252
  • Category: Fine Art
  • Subject: n/a