Les Fumees (In the Harbour)

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Maurice-Emile Blieck
Born Brussels, 1876-1923

Les Fumées

Oil on canvas
Presented by Arthur Paton Mathewson, 1910
Museum Number 146-1912

Translated as "The Smokers", this painting evokes the bustle and ambience of a busy harbour of the period. The focus is on the dramatic spectacle of white-grey smoke rising from the funnels into the sky - the atmospheric effects and balance of light and shade illustrate the influence of Impressionism.

Les Fumees (In the Harbour)
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