Canadian Fine Art
May 29 — June 03, 2021
Auction begins to close at 8:00 pm ET
Private Collection, Quebec
Brittany attracted tourists and artists alike, due to its charming scenery as well as for the traditional way of life that the locals continued to practice. A picturesque subject for artists, the customary Breton dress can be seen in this painting. Freiman often made portraits of Bretons in her work from this period, but maintained a particular interest in scenes from the marketplace. When Freiman relocated to New York City in 1939, she would again rekindle her interest in portraying the hurly burly of bustling scenes by painting orchestras and onstage performances.
In Marché en Bretagne, the artist’s limited palette has the effect of converting the crowd into a rhythmic pattern. This transforms a composition that should be rather chaotic into something more lyrical through Freiman’s use of economical red outlines and repetitive blue forms.
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