Landscape at Cassis by SJ Peploe greeting card

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16.5 x 14 cm

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Single greeting card featuring Landscape at Cassis by Samuel John Peploe from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.

Produced by Portfolio, the card comes with envelope, and it is blank inside so you can add your own message. Printed in the United Kingdom on chlorine free, FSC accredited environmentally friendly board.

In the summer of 1924 Peploe’s work was exhibited in Paris along with paintings by the other Scottish Colourists. Whilst in France Peploe also travelled to Cassis with the artist FCB Cadell, and it was during this trip that this work was painted. Peploe’s use of rich, bright colours suggests the baking heat and strong sunlight of the South of France. The composition echoes the work of Cézanne. The elements of the painting are meshed together like a tapestry using short, even brushstrokes. The balance of colours and repetition of the spiky, succulent plants is used to great decorative effect. Peploe was so enamoured with Cassis that he returned on a painting trip four years later.

Samuel John Peploe (1871 – 1935) is one of the group of four artists known as the 'Scottish Colourists'. Born in Edinburgh, he studied art in Paris and lived there from 1910 to 1912. French painting proved to be a powerful influence for Peploe throughout his life. Although his work never became abstract, it was characterised by tight composition, strong colour, and assured handling.