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Henri Edmond Cross

Two Women by the Shore, Mediterranean, 1896

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About the Artwork

In this iridescent canvas, two women enjoy a seaside idyll. Cross and his fellow neoimpressionists sought to "purify" the techniques and effects of impressionism through a systematic approach to form and color, informed by cutting-edge optical science. These new aesthetic values reflected a philosophical vision of a superior, self-willed humanity emerging from the ashes of the old order. Cross wrote, "I want to paint happiness, happy beings who will have become mankind in several centuries when pure anarchy will be realized."

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This exclusive Barnes Foundation Custom Print Shop is your exclusive source for reproductions authorized and available for purchase directly from the Foundation. All items that are offered are produced using gallery quality materials and the color is managed in a manner that produces a reproduction as true to the original as technology will allow.


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