Albert (Ferdinand-Jules-Albert) Gosselin (1862-1940) studied in Paris under Jules Lefebvre and Henri-Joseph Harpignies. He debuted at the Salon Société des Artistes Français in 1889, where he also exhibited for several years. He mainly dealt with landscape painting. His favorite motifs were the landscapes of Brittany, the views of the Loire and the Loig, especially in the evening light.
Description of the painting:
The work depicts the landscape of the village of Montigny sur Loig. The foreground is filled with a wooded area, almost like a forest. As in the painting “Evening on the Banks of Loing”, the artist uses pointillist technique to mark the green areas. The trees occupy almost the entire height of the painting, going beyond its upper edge. This creates the impression of a randomly captured frame. Behind them, the outline of buildings can be seen, probably a church. The artist used an aerial perspective in the work – the trees in the foreground are depicted in detail, while the buildings in the background blur and fade. It seems as if the architecture is integrated with nature, creating unity.