During a trip to Brittany in 1890, Gustave Loiseau became acquainted with Paul Gauguin and other artists that were members of the Pont-Aven school. By 1895, however, Loiseau joined the Impressionists, developing bravura and motifs that he carried on well into the twentieth century. One of Loiseau’s favorite subjects was the change in seasons. Banks of the Eure, Normandy exemplifies Loiseau’s soft palette and methodical application of paint. Its style is closest in affinity with the late technique of Camille Pissarro and Georges Seurat. Eventually, after experimenting with the methods in current use by fellow artists, he developed his own post-Impressionist style known as en treillis—a scratch-like cross-hatching reminiscent of a pattern made by a trellis—which further imbued his work with depth and texture.
Label from Monet and the Impressionist Revolution, 1860–1910, November 15, 2015–March 20, 2016