Maxime Maufra: A Painter and The Sea

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Fascinated by nature and the fractured coasts created by a rough sea, Maxime Maufra (1861-1918) makes outdoor painting a true religion. A tireless traveler he set his easel down throughout Brittany in search of its vibrant lights. Maxime Maufra (1861-1918), Côte rocheuse, Morgat (Rocky Coast, Morgat), oil on canvas, 60 x 73 cm/23 x 29 in.Estimation : €20,000/30,000 This image of the rocky coast of the Morgat Cove, in the Bay of Douarnenez, just south of the Crozon Peninsula, is first and foremost a clash of a turbulent sea breaking down into a steaming whirlpool against the rocks. Behind the water, which has

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