"Paul Madeline (1863-1920) "Sublime and large canvas by Paul Madeline representing a lively farmyard at Diben in Brittany in 1905, signed and dated lower left + located, dated on the back. format without frame 54x65cm. It is therefore indeed a magnificent post-impressionist composition by Paul Madeline, dating from his period of maturity, the most successful of his work; indeed, he then uses a very personal touch, made of small commas alternating with more solid tones and a very rich palette which is very particular to him, thanks to shades of mauve, pink, blue, tender green or ochres .... which will earn him his enormous success! And finally, he treats one of his favorite subjects, Brittany, here the Diben, which will be with the surroundings of Douarnenez and the island of Bréhat, one of the 3 drop points of Madeline. Today Paul Madeline is as much a part of the masters of the Breton school alongside the Moret, Maufra, Delavallée, Legoût-gérard .... as of the masters of the Creuse valley alongside the guillaumin, Detroy or Alluaud. Paul Madeline was born in Paris on October 7, 1863. A student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he worked in a publishing house to live and paint urban landscapes in his spare time. In 1894, he discovered Creuse - a charming countryside in Limousin -, following a meeting with Maurice Rollinat and Léon Detroy with a mutual friend. He exhibited at the Salon of French artists in 1894, 1897 and 1899. Later, he was appointed permanent member of the Salon d'Automne, as well as the Salon de la Nationale des Beaux-Arts. Then comes a great success for him. He devotes himself entirely to painting and comes several months a year to the Creuse, usually in the fall. A major figure of painters in the Creuse, Paul Madeline is just like Alluaud, one of the followers of Armand Guillaumin, inspired by his palette and his technique. But in reverse many other artists will be inspired by him, including Clémentine ballot, perhaps the one who is closest to the master. In 1908, he founded "La Société Moderne", which included painters such as Lebasque, Raffaëlli, Aman and Maurice Chabas. The Devambez gallery and Durand-Ruel are invited to their annual exhibitions. Madeline traveled a lot in the 1910s and he introduced, towards the end of his career, certain characters in his landscapes, wearing regional costumes, in particular from Brittany. The Salon des Indépendants devoted a retrospective to him in 1926, six years after his early death. Today his works are highly sought after by amateurs and all over the world, some manage to sell for more than € 20,000! this canvas is in perfect condition, delivered in a very beautiful modern setting. guaranteed authentic. Warning! exceptionally this work will not be available for several weeks because of the current situation (Covid-19), it can therefore only be reserved with a deposit, then shipped or taken on site later, when I notify you; thank you for your understanding.