Artwork Description / Detail
Like so many of his contemporaries, Sydney Lough Thompson went to Europe to further his artistic education. Thompson travelled extensively and spent three years in Brittany, where his impressionist style – full of sunlight and colour and of boats and ports – began to evolve. His works of this period are filled with vibrant hues of colour that brilliantly capture the Concarneau light. Dans Le Port, Concarneau is an excellent example of this.
I loved the place because the highly coloured sails of the fishing boats set against the blue sea gave tremendous scope for strong colours.
- S L Thompson 1939