This work, painted in Brittany, is a confident, dramatic depiction of the French landscape, reflecting the influence of Post-Impressionism on Emily Carr’s work. “Autumn in France,” 1911, National Gallery of Canada.
As Emily Carr experimented with composition, colour, and execution and came into contact with contemporary European art movements, she transformed and developed as a painter. “Trees in France,” c. 1911, McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
While outside Paris, Emily Carr worked “en plein air,” in the fields or woods and sometimes in the homes of cottagers, from morning until dark, creating images of rural life in Brittany. “French Knitter (La Bretonne),” 1911, private collection.